Aboriginal stories go beyond political drama in The Experimental Eskimos and Six Miles DeepFilmmaker
Filmmaker Barry Greenwald initially thought he was going to create a documentary about a government-directed social-engineering experiment involving three Inuit boys in the early 1960s. By the time he finished The Experimental Eskimos he realized that he had exposed a hidden chapter of Canadian history involving three Inuit political giants.>>>Eleonora Huseinova: I will become an advocate of Tuvan throat-singing in UNESCO
“I will become an advocate of Tuvan throat-singing”, announced the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to UNESCO, Eleanora Huseinova with rapture at the UNESCO headquarters after the concert. According to her, UNESCO should include Tuvan throat-singing in the list of non-material cultural heritages of humanity.>>>Tribe Travels From Amazon to Battle Oil Company
It took the three Achuar tribal leaders nine days to journey from their homes in the Peruvian Amazon to San Francisco, most of the time spent traveling by river in a small motorboat. They flew in a plane for the first time and marveled that the airliner that brought them from Lima could stay aloft for eight hours. >>>New body to represent Indigenous Australians
A new national representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has been unveiled in Sydney this morning.
The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples is the first Indigenous representative body since 2005, when the Howard government abolished the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) amid claims of corruption and mismanagement.>>>
First Nations languages in British Columbia are in deep trouble and most will be lost within six years if immediate steps aren’t taken to improve language education, says a new report.
The grim assessment was made at a conference Friday by the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council. The Crown corporation was created in 1990 to help First Nations revitalize their languages and arts.>>>