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The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

20 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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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...

Mongabay

Mahima Jain

15 April 2020

Palakkad, Kerala, India

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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...

The Believer

Lorraine Boissoneault

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...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

10 March 2020

The Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota, United States

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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...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Tina Giuliano

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

Taylor Sisk

4 March 2020

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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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...

Upworthy

Annie Reneau

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...

The Guardian

Anita Hofschneider

12 February 2020

Guam

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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...

Equal Times

Lidija Pisker

12 February 2020

Rome, Italy

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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...

Mongabay

Basudev Mahapatra

10 February 2020

Odisha, India

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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

Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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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 ...

The New York Times

Jack Losh

28 January 2020

Moloukou, Central African Republic

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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 ...

CNN

Paul Adepoju

24 December 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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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...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Sarah Taddeo

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...

Nikkei Asian Review

Deepak Adhikari

15 December 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal

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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...

The Atlantic

Alia Wong

9 December 2019

Hawaii, United States

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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...

Yes! Magazine

Ananya Garg

4 December 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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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...

Ensia

Jennifer Hattam

22 November 2019

Mardin, Turkey

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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...

Mongabay

Nick Rodway

18 November 2019

Western Australia, Australia

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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...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 November 2019

Eureka, California, United States

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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...

CBC

Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin

29 October 2019

Canada

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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 ...

Yes! Magazine

Timothy A. Wise

26 October 2019

Cuetzalán, Puebla, Mexico

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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...

Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

13 September 2019

Minnesota, United States

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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...

Apolitical

Emma Sisk

3 September 2019

United Kingdom

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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...

NPR

Erin Slomski-Pritz

3 September 2019

Perry, Maine, United States

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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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