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.

Pope to OK Use of Indigenous Languages for Mass in Mexico

Pope to OK Use of Indigenous Languages for Mass in MexicoPope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defence of Indian rights in the country.