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20 April 2020
New York, New York, United States
The NYC-based campaign, Dumplings Against Hate, has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Asian Americans for Equality’s Emergency Small Business Relief Fund by bringing together a virtual community of support. As t...
15 April 2020
Palakkad, Kerala, India
The Kudumbashree Mission aims to encourage agrobiodiversity projects in India and empower women farmers. These projects revive traditional and sustainable farming practices called “panchakrishi.” So far, there are 192...
1 April 2020
Menominee, Wisconsin, United States
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Efforts are underway on the Menominee Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin to preserve the at-risk language of Menominee. That looks like conducting school entirely in Menominee, printing Menominee-language books, up...
10 March 2020
The Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota, United States
Native American communities combat pervasive food insecurity with novel approaches to their Food Distribution Program which is a part of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The Spirit Lake Reservat...
10 March 2020
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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Flagstaff Medical Center has incorporated the arts into their behavioral health unit, where they treat people with depression, anxiety, and other issues—they hired local artists to paint murals on the walls. Staff at ...
100 Days in Appalachia
4 March 2020
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Patient navigation, which uses community members as health care informants, is helping to break down social and cultural barriers to accessing care in a community in North Carolina. The navigators are "population-focu...
19 February 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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The Penn Museum in Philadelphia not only hires museum docents from the regions being showcased, but they also hire refugees and immigrants. As a result attendance has increased with some people coming expressly for th...
12 February 2020
CHamoru, the indigenous language of the Mariana Islands, is endangered. In an urgent move to save the language, Chief Hurao Academy was founded, a nonprofit that offers a CHamoru summer immersion program, an after-sch...
12 February 2020
Guide Invisibili is an audio storytelling initiative by Laboratorio 53 that increases understanding of Rome’s refugee and immigrant communities. 40 young people, who left their home countries due to conflicts and inst...
10 February 2020
By returning to indigenous varieties of crops, farmers can increase ecological diversity and reliance to climate change. In India, hundreds of farmers in the state of Odisha have been returning to indigenous crops, li...
The Hechinger Report
6 February 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...
28 January 2020
Moloukou, Central African Republic
In Central African Republic, the first community forest was created with the hope of reversing the area’s deforestation and empowering the Indigenous communities living in the forests. By placing the community forest ...
24 December 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The My Roots in Africa Project is an initiative of a group called the Most Influential People of African Descent, which seeks to build connection between Africans in Africa and elsewhere around the world through the a...
20 December 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
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The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program at UCLA in California is offering a new kind of patient-centered care that has helped bring relief to families in the region. The program, which creates a care plan "that buil...
15 December 2019
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A Nepalese company called Traditional Homes was formed in order to restore traditional Newari homes to prevent them from being demolished. The houses are by the indigenous Newar people of the Kathmandu Valley and boas...
9 December 2019
Hawaii, United States
Experiential and immersive learning preserves indigenous cultures and languages. After nearly being lost by the mid-twentieth century, the Hawaiian language has seen a resurgence thanks to the culture-based educationa...
4 December 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
At Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, "culturally sustaining pedagogy" is on full display. The practice aims to improve the school experience for historically marginalized populations through changes to curricula a...
22 November 2019
The Turkish organization, Living Soil, Local Seed, is working with Turkish women and Syrian refugees to help rebuild and diversify the local agricultural system that was once thriving. Using local knowledge and survey...
18 November 2019
Western Australia, Australia
Revegetation and fire management practices are helping to preserve Australia’s biodiversity. In Western Australia, collaborative efforts between Environs Kimberley, an environmental NGO, and local rangers from the Fir...
5 November 2019
Eureka, California, United States
In October of 2019, the city of Eureka, California returned stolen lands to the Wiyot Tribe, the region’s Native American people. This was done over a decade after a brutal massacre on the land, which is an island tha...
29 October 2019
Green burials—the practice of burying a body in the earth with the intention of it decomposing naturally—are becoming more popular across Canada as people become aware of the high prices and environmental damage that ...
26 October 2019
Cuetzalán, Puebla, Mexico
A collection of remote villages in Mexico have banded together to create "a union of cooperatives that is achieving food sovereignty through agroecology." Their efforts started in the 1990s, when corporations were loo...
13 September 2019
Minnesota, United States
In the Twin Cities area, community mental health and wellness professionals have made it a priority to develop a pipeline of clinicians of color and create programming specific to residents of cultural and ethnic mino...
3 September 2019
Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors ar...
3 September 2019
Perry, Maine, United States
In 1890, an anthropologist used an early audio recording device called a phonograph to record three spokesmen for the Passamaquoddy tribe singing songs, telling stories, and pronouncing simple words. After years of ef...
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