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3 January 2019
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...
28 December 2018
San Francisco, California, United States
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...
12 December 2018
Río Sarstún, Guatemala
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...
8 December 2018
Kartarpur, Punjab, Pakistan
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...
30 November 2018
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...
30 November 2018
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...
29 November 2018
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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" ...
13 November 2018
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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...
11 November 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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...
23 October 2018
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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...
16 October 2018
California, United States
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...
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...
16 October 2018
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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...
14 October 2018
New York, New York, United States
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...
9 October 2018
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...
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...
29 September 2018
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...
24 September 2018
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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...
19 September 2018
For Defiance, Arizona, United States
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...
28 August 2018
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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...
27 August 2018
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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...
7 August 2018
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...
27 July 2018
Frank's Landing, Washington, United States
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...
17 July 2018
Kotzebue, Alaska, United States
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...
10 July 2018
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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