It's official: Native Americans and Siberians are Cousins

ItAn international group of geneticists has conclusively proven that the Aztecs, Incas, and Iroquois are closely related to the Altai peoples of Siberia and Australia.

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological AnomalyLocal shamans believe that the boiling water is birthed by Yucamama, a giant serpent spirit known as the “Mother of the Waters.” The river is shrouded in stories and legendary across Peru, however this is the first time the source of heat has been studied by outside scientists.

Bernie Sanders Asked at Town Hall If He Will Protect Native Lands

Bernie Sanders Asked at Town Hall If He Will Protect Native LandsA Paiute man, William Anderson, asked "As president, how would you ensure that our public lands remain in public hands, and preserve our heritage and lives by stopping corporations from destroying Mother Earth?”

Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity

Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with BiodiversityAs climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.

Mitú and an Amazon Adventure

Mitú and an Amazon AdventureFrom December 10 to 13, Mitú’s maloca hosted a gathering of local communities. Called the Ipanoré Festival, it welcomed indigenous groups from throughout the region, some of whom traveled days on the river by boat for a weekend of cultural exchange, ritual dancing, traditional food and camaraderie.