Powwow Celebrates Aboriginal Culture

Powwow Celebrates Aboriginal CultureThe 12th annual Spirit of the Peace Powwow will see upwards of 300 dancers and drummers from across North America descend on the Taylor Arena this weekend.

U.S. Sanctions and a Shamanic Curse: Two Very Different Enemies Challenge Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro

U.S. Sanctions and a Shamanic Curse: Two Very Different Enemies Challenge Venezuela’s Nicolás MaduroOn May 17, indigenous shamans from the Amazonian region invoked their creator deity to cast a terrible curse on President Maduro, who is said to believe in powers from the beyond.

Mexico Gets 1st Female Indigenous Presidential Candidate

Mexico Gets 1st Female Indigenous Presidential CandidateA council of Mexican indigenous groups backed by the Zapatista rebels on Sunday selected a Nahua woman as the country's first indigenous female presidential candidate. The Indigenous Governance Council picked Maria de Jesus Patricio to run in the 2018 election, issuing a statement saying that "we will seek to put her name on the ballot."

Colombia Police Shoot Indigenous People During Land Ceremony

Colombia Police Shoot Indigenous People During Land CeremonyThree police trucks opened fire at a “Liberation of Mother Earth” action in Corinto, dedicated to promoting environmentalism and Indigenous people’s rights to their ancestral lands.

Brazilian Commission Considers Scrapping Indigenous Rights Agency FUNAI

Brazilian Commission Considers Scrapping Indigenous Rights Agency FUNAIA Brazilian congressional commission has recommended dismantling the government’s indigenous rights agency, a move critics warn would threaten the lives of indigenous tribes struggling to maintain control of their native lands.