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16 August 2019
Umpqua National Forest, Oregon, United States
After decades of failed legislation, over 17,000 acres of public land was finally restored to the Umpqua Tribe with the passage of the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act. The land was a constant source of tension betw...
8 August 2019
Michigan, United States
In Michigan, infant mortality for Native American babies is almost triple the rate of infant mortality for white babies. To combat this troubling reality, tribal communities are working to reintegrate traditional know...
18 June 2019
Building community around storytelling preserves cultural heritage. Across Lebanon, individuals and institutions like the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and the Theatre Monnot in Beirut are working to preserve oral cult...
8 June 2019
Mobile libraries provide a crucial point of engagement for remote communities. In Scotland, the country’s mobile library service has provided residents of its Western Isles with access to books, Gaelic culture, and a ...
4 June 2019
Libraries can serve as spaces for practicing cultural inclusion. The National Library of Israel is working to broaden its target audience and increase the visibility of Muslim culture in Israel. In addition to curatin...
16 May 2019
Maui, Hawaii, United States
Organizations like Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu are reintroducing small-scale farmers to breadfruit — a traditional Hawaiian starchy fruit that fell out of style following the rise of plantation farming and colonialism. Growers ar...
13 May 2019
With the support of the Samaj committee, a local NGO, more and more Punjabi communities are downsizing their weddings. The events are traditionally expensive affairs, signifying pride and status, but for many, they ar...
30 April 2019
Oakland, California, United States
The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through ...
16 April 2019
Ashburn, Virginia, United States
After graffitiing a historic landmark with swastikas and racist phrases, a juvenile prosecutor chose to educate rather than punish the perpetrators. Each teen was given a list of 35 books that covered topics like race...
29 March 2019
Puget Sound, United States
For many tribal and indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest, the impact of climate changes has already become terrifyingly clear. As communities attempt to plan and adapt to new environmental conditions, the C...
Christian Science Monitor
27 March 2019
Klamath, California, United States
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Across the country, tribal courts are seeking to break the cycle of recidivism and instead focus their efforts on rehabilitation and community. Judge Abinanti’s Yurok Tribal Court in California applies traditional Yur...
26 March 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Contextualizing artistic representations creates more complex narratives and offers an opportunity to educate about historical memory. The Atlanta History Center has opened an exhibition that illuminates the absence o...
25 March 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
Publicly-owned galleries can provide an open, inclusive space for both artists and the community. In Seattle, the Office of Arts and Culture renovated the disused third floor of the King Street Station, turning it int...
22 March 2019
Reconsidering the ways in which subject headings sort and present knowledge can help address systemic racism. The X̱wi7x̱wa Library at the University of British Columbia is rethinking the way libraries organize and pl...
Cut Bank Pioneer Press
20 March 2019
Cut Bank, Montana, United States
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Cut Bank, Montana has incorporated education about Native Americans in all grade levels with a special emphasis on and participation by Blackfeet Nation students because of the reservation's proximity. This effort is ...
11 March 2019
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Around the world, communities are creating new technologies, processes, and relationships to the land in an effort to adapt to the changing climate. From the I-Kiribati using new hydroponic systems to grow food amidst...
27 February 2019
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Soil collection ceremonies offer a meaningful way to help cope with and create institutional memory of racial violence across the United States. The Equal Justice Initiative is working to keep the victims of lynching ...
26 February 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
Instead of simply prioritizing growth, nonprofits need to implement carefully sized solutions with consideration to the longevity of their model. The closure of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, California, d...
21 February 2019
Washington, United States
The University of Washington and Northwestern tribes have partnered to use their collective knowledge to create an online tool that helps regional tribes prepare for the effects of climate change. The tools uses clima...
20 February 2019
Gorongosa, Sofala Province, Mozambique
The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has repopulated its large mammals by over 700 percent through collaborations between wildlife authorities and nonprofits. With millions of dollars in philanthropic assistance,...
19 February 2019
Malaita, Solomon Islands
In the Solomon Islands, visiting scientists and researchers have made historical and symbolic amends with the Kwaio people. The tribe, once violently attacked by colonial settlers, have felt the need for reconciliatio...
13 February 2019
Enrolling indigenous knowledge in environmental conservation programs empowers communities and promotes responsible land management. Conservation programs in Australia and Canada rely on indigenous communities to moni...
5 February 2019
London, England, United Kingdom
Story-telling, poetry, and other performance art helps to bridge cultural divides and allows individuals to present more nuanced representations of their communities. Thanks to a grant from the Said Foundation, the Hi...
1 February 2019
Minneapolis, United States
In Minneapolis, they've dealt with one of the largest encampments of people experiencing homelessness - not by "clearing" it as many other cities do, but by collaborating with local organizations to help residents tra...
15 January 2019
Santa Fe, United States
Wings of America is a New Mexico based organization that uses running as a way for Native Americans to reconnect with their pasts and cultures while combatting pervasive stereotypes. The organization also organizes ru...
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