Why U.S. apologized to the Cherokees

Why U.S. apologized to the CherokeesCNN) -- With the midterm elections over, it's time for Americans to leave behind the recent attempts to demonize an entire people. We needn't look to Nazi Germany or apartheid South Africa for examples of the labeling and abusing of others. The suspicions promoted about Hispanics as criminals and Muslims as terrorists were only the latest reminders of discrimination throughout our own history.

Peru shows the world images of lost tribe

Peru shows the world images of lost tribePeru claims a lost tribe, previously untouched by civilisation, has been discovered.
Peru claims a lost tribe, previously untouched by civilisation, has been discovered.

Peruvian authorities have released video footage of what is claimed to be a previously undiscovered group of Indians in the Amazon.

Rainforests, wildlife preserved by indigenous spiritual beliefs

 Rainforests, wildlife preserved by indigenous spiritual beliefsNew research within the native Wapishana and Makushi communities of Guyana suggests that indigenous cultural beliefs such as shamanism help preserve tropical forests and wildlife.

Saginaw Chippewa tribe reburies remains of 67 ancestors in Flint

Saginaw Chippewa tribe reburies remains of 67 ancestors in FlintFLINT, Michigan — In a ceremony filled with ritual and symbolism, the remains of 67 American Indian ancestors were laid to rest Saturday in the city of Flint.

About 50 people gathered for the reburial at 519 Stone St., where the remains were discovered nearly three years ago during a construction project.

Drought in the Amazon, Up Close and Personal

Drought in the Amazon, Up Close and PersonalYou can learn a lot muddling around a forest in the middle of nowhere, but you also learn a lot once you’re back in the city catching up on your e-mail.

In the field we worried about why it was raining so little. Back in Iquitos, Peru, we discovered that our field work had coincided with the worst drought ever recorded in the Amazon basin. Reading the previous two-and-a-half weeks of e-mail, it was possible to track the drought’s progress through the newsletters I receive every few days from a Brazilian research institute.