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.

The World’s Only Two-Spirit Powwow Comes To San Francisco

The World’s Only Two-Spirit Powwow Comes To San FranciscoOn February 20, the country’s only powwow welcoming Two-Spirit and gender-nonconforming participants will be held in San Francisco.

Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of 'Sacramental' Marijuana

Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of Leaders of a Native American church have sued the U.S. Postal Service in federal court after the government seized marijuana that church leaders say was intended for religious use by a member in Ohio.

Nicaraguan Indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans Sue Government Over Pressure for Inter-Oceanic Canal

Nicaraguan Indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans Sue Government Over Pressure for Inter-Oceanic CanalIndigenous and Afro-Caribbean leaders in Nicaragua filed a lawsuit against government officials last week after they were allegedly coerced into signing a document giving consent for a planned inter-oceanic canal project to pass through their autonomous territory.

Vets Turn to Sweat Lodges to Treat PTSD

Vets Turn to Sweat Lodges to Treat PTSDA centuries-old tradition has become a new form of treatment for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and the Native American sweat lodge on Fort Carson is leading the way for military installations around the country.