Indigenous Amazon tribe endangered by dam construction
The Kayapó tribe is an indigenous community currently residing in Brazil’s tropical rainforest around the tributaries of the Xingu River. Recently Dilma Vana Rousseff, Brazil's president, authorized the construction of a dam that will not only wipe out the rainforest, but will destroy the lives of the Kayapó people.Christianity influencing biodiversity in the Amazon, Stanford scientists find
Religious missionaries have been transforming the belief systems of indigenous peoples deep within the Amazon since the 1700s, but the outsiders might be influencing more than just prayer. Research by Stanford biologists suggests that the introduction of Western religions is altering the biodiversity in the region.Two Spirit Pow Wow Celebrates Indigenous Tradition of Gender Diversity
Growing up among his primarily Christian Chickasaw tribal community in Oklahoma, Miko Thomas, suffered a fear of being rejected for his identity as a Two Spirit, a modern term referring to native people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or gender variant.Bolivians demand the right to chew coca leaves
A major international row with wide-ranging implications for global drugs policy has erupted over the right of Bolivia's indigenous Indian tribes to chew coca leaves, the principal ingredient in cocaine.Meet the last members of Bolivia's disappearing indigenous tribe
Two hundred years ago, the Pacahuara tribe was one of the main indigenous groups in Bolivia.
But in a few years their language and culture could vanish forever as the last members of the tribe die out without having passed their knowledge on to a new generation.