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Estonian World

Auburn Scallon

3 January 2019

Tallinn, Estonia

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Immersive engagement on a personal level promotes integration into new cultures. To help newcomers and foreign residents integrate into Estonian society, the Estonian Institute’s program, Culture Step, allows particip...

Pacific Standard

Katia Savchuk

28 December 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Patrick Ball, cofounder of the nonprofit Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), has helped use quantitative data to put numbers behind things that were before unprovable — i.e. the difference between genocide and r...

Mongabay

Anna-Catherine Brigida

12 December 2018

Río Sarstún, Guatemala

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After initially not involving the indigenous Q’eqchi community in designating land for the Río Sarstún Multiple Use Area – land that this community lives on – the government and the Q’eqchi since partnered together to...

The Washington Post

Pamela Constable

8 December 2018

Kartarpur, Punjab, Pakistan

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For 70 years, India’s Sikhs have faced barriers to visiting one of the holiest sites in their religion, a template just three miles across the border in Pakistan. Now, the Pakistani government has announced plans to o...

NPR

Diaa Hadid

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Kurkan Latif Khan

30 November 2018

Kartarpur, Pakistan

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India's Sikhs now have visa-free access to one of their holiest sites: Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, the site where their faith’s founder is believed to have passed away. The goodwill gesture between Pakistan and I...

Village Square

Jency Samuel

30 November 2018

Tharangambadi, India

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In coastal Tamil Nadu, farmers are using traditional techniques to combat salinity and drought conditions. Farmers caution that as sea levels rise and the climate changes, traditional practices and organic farming wil...

Metromode

Kate Roff

29 November 2018

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

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Two initiatives in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights draw on the community's rich diversity to make it a more inclusive place. The city's police force is making sure its force "reflects the community they serve" ...

Food Tank

Annelise Jolley

13 November 2018

Tijuana, Mexico

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Collaborative efforts between chefs and activists at the San Diego-Tijuana border are inspiring those in the region to better understand cultural similarities. Amid the backdrop of stricter immigration policies in the...

International Examiner

Amy Zimmer

Chetanya Robinson

11 November 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Grassroots organizations, like the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, seek to preserve Chinatown’s heritage and fight the displacement of old-time residents by gentrification. The organizations bought an historic hotel t...

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Virginia Gewin

23 October 2018

Lima, Peru

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At Expo Amazonica in Lima, chefs are working to build a taste for traditional Amazonian foods, in an effort to promote biodiversity conservation and slow deforestation. But against a huge global demand for palm oil, g...

Pacific Standard

Jane Braxton Little

16 October 2018

California, United States

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The Karuk and Yoruk tribes use prescribed burning to keep land healthy and encourage the growth of traditional foods and medicines. New resources and partnerships are helping to bring back small-scale fires and revive...

PBS NewsHour

Jeffrey Brown

Mike Fritz

16 October 2018

South Dakota, United States

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In order to help Native artists, the First People’s Fund launched the “Rolling Rez Arts,” a shuttle bus that doubles as an arts center, cell, and business incubator. “Every culture has stories. They have art. They hav...

Yes! Magazine

Liz Brazile

16 October 2018

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Storytelling is integral to shaping individual's identity, but researchers across the world are now finding that it may even impact an individual's health. From better communication between doctor and patient to group...

OZY

Carly Stern

14 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Yvonne Jewnell and Tandra Birkett created Harlem Fashion Week in order to increase diversity in a White industry. The event has drawn a diverse crowd; 95 to 98 percent of the designers who participate are people of co...

NPR

John Burnett

9 October 2018

Jocotenango, Guatemala

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A small school in rural Guatemala is challenging the way that Guatemalan children are educated (if they even have the opportunity at all) by focusing on health, education, food, and art. However, although the school's...

Public Radio International

Emma Jacobs

2 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology has hired Syrian and Iraqi refugees living in Philadelphia to be docents for exhibitions of Syrian and Iraqi antiquities. The docents are able to sh...

NPR

Amy Yee

29 September 2018

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Teaching folk arts and music helps to keep cultures alive. On the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, the Dhow Countries Music Academy teaches students “taarab,” a form of 19th century music that reflects t...

Pacific Standard

Sophie Yeo

24 September 2018

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

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In Arctic communities where traditional knowledge has faded and intergenerational traumas continue to impact people, food programs are stepping in to help save that culture while also feeding people. The Qajuqturvik F...

The Arizona Republic

Megan Janetsky

19 September 2018

For Defiance, Arizona, United States

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Interest in spelling bees in one Navajo Nation district shot up after Kelly Haven made it to the national stage in Washington D.C., representing children who had never before seen anyone like her make it that far. The...

Next City

Serena Maria Daniels

28 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A food truck in a Detroit Latinx neighborhood offers “decolonized” food—food made up of staples of the Latinx culture before colonization. In this way, the truck—and other community activists working on food issues—ho...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

27 August 2018

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Untold RVA, a project developed by ‘tactical urbanist’ Free Egunfemi, intervenes in public space to foreground the history of slavery and the lives of the enslaved in Richmond. While work is being done to dismantle Ri...

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Will Higginbotham

7 August 2018

Samoa

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To combat climate change, some Pacific Islanders are turning to tradition indigenous knowledge upgraded with recent innovations in green technology. Examples includes constructing homes with indigenous building techni...

Yes! Magazine

Mary Annette Pember

27 July 2018

Frank's Landing, Washington, United States

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Indigenous-led herbalists accompanied a two-week-long canoe gathering along the coast of Washington and Canada. They aimed to decolonize herbalism and support sustainable plant medicine and helped canoe gathering part...

Pacific Standard

Charlee Catherine Dyroff

17 July 2018

Kotzebue, Alaska, United States

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In the northernmost nursing home in the U.S.,the Hunter Support Program has existed for more than two decades in an attempt to provide traditional foods to Kotzebue, Alaska's elders. While the program has faced roadbl...

Public Radio International

Lucy Sheriff

10 July 2018

Colombia

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Thirteen years ago the Wayuu tribe, located in Colombia, removed it’s male chiefdom and instead asked women to be their leaders. According to the Wayuu tribe they are the only indigenous tribe in Colombia that exclusi...

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