Meteorite hits Russia, What one Navajo Medicine man said
You only see things like this on television, but for Russians in the rural mountains of Moscow were hit with a surprise when an asteroid hit them unexpectedly.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.