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19 March 2021
A traditional African method of mutual aid, Susu, is helping members of the African Diaspora access capital for businesses, education, housing, and more. The informal loan network enables people to contribute periodic...
8 March 2021
Cherokee Nation, United States
Tribal members are being paid to learn the Cherokee language through the Master Apprentice Program. The $16 million effort to maintain a tie to the culture through language is being funded from the tribe’s casino reve...
8 March 2021
Saligao, Goa, India
Through a government funding program, several communities are working on initiatives to improve their access to clean drinking water. In India, one community formed a citizen’s group, cleaned up a local pond, and rest...
24 February 2021
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie has repurposed a former residential school building into the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre where students can learn about their Indigenous history and heritage. In the past...
23 February 2021
Tulalip, Washington, United States
While beavers might seem like a nuisance to many, the Tulalip Tribes in Washington state — after a long legal battle — are relocating the creatures to their lands as a way to create healthy ecosystems. The tribe has s...
11 February 2021
The National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado coalition of Indigenous peoples and organizational partners is fighting political challenges to preserve the region’s native vegetation and biodiversity. The Cerrado is ...
5 February 2021
Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada
The Moose Factory’s Community Language Project is part of a decade-long program to maintain the "L" dialect of the Moose Cree people alive. Through phone calls, in-person visits, the project's leaders are compiling as...
4 February 2021
Yurok Reservation, California, United States
Over 15 Minutes
The Yurok Tribe is tackling climate change through the use of a carbon-offset program, sustainable forestry principles, watershed and river recovery methods, and even beaver restoration practices. Over the years, the ...
2 February 2021
Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, United States
Over 15 Minutes
The Grand Coulee, a 500-foot-tall dam on the Columbia River, nearly eradicated the salmon population that the Colville Tribes relied on, but the Indigenous community initiated a restoration effort to save the fish. Th...
30 January 2021
Under the structure of unique treaties called final agreements, Yukon First Nations are able to exercise the powers of self-governance over projects proposed on their land. Implementation of the agreements isn’t alway...
27 January 2021
Alaska, United States
A viral campaign from Indigenous activists, TikTok creators, and documentary filmmakers led to about 6.3 million letters being sent to federal agencies encouraging them to halt fossil fuel development in the Arctic Na...
21 January 2021
Taholah, Washington, United States
In Washington state, the Quinault Indian Nation has taken an aggressive and proactive approach to control the spread of COVID-19 amongst their community, and these efforts are showing success. Using a combination of t...
21 January 2021
Kampung Buayan, Borneo, Malaysia
An indigenous-led nonprofit group called Tonibung installed a micro-hydro electrical system for a village deep in Borneo’s rainforests. The project not only supplied much-needed energy for the villagers of Kampung Bua...
14 January 2021
Collins, New York, United States
Gakwi:yo:h Farms aims to increase the Seneca Nation’s food security and sovereignty by engaging in traditional agricultural practices. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the farm has been able to continue its work to esta...
13 January 2021
The Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) connects Indigenous scholars, community members, and leaders from tribes in the Arctic and the U.S. Southwest to work together on achieving food sovereignty. By visiting ...
7 January 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Under an innovative scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, indigenous communities are obtaining the legal right to own and manage the forests where they reside. This ownership has shown success in slowing defores...
17 December 2020
California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Indigenous Peoples Burn Network, is a collaboration of Native nations, academic researchers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that advocate for and train fire-lighters in the indigenous practices of co...
14 December 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The House of Umoja in West Philadelphia, created in the late 1960s in response to high rates of gang violence, succeeded in helping thousands of young men through a residential treatment program, mediating disputes pe...
10 December 2020
British Columbia, Canada
The Canadian Coast Guard is building a working relationship with indigenous communities that live on the coast of British Columbia, in order to better coordinate rescue efforts. The indigenous tribes "have intimate kn...
9 December 2020
Magog, Quebec, Canada
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After its fossil fuel–powered furnace started to fail, St. Paul’s United Church converted its old radiators to electric units in order to better insulate the building and be more environmentally friendly. The church g...
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Natalia Rodríguez Medina
7 December 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
The Chicago-based Latino Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA) has helped connect "Latinos who have memory diseases with clinical support" by focusing on creating connections and using memory-health survey...
1 December 2020
Virginia, United States
Over 3000 Words
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fragility of the U.S. food supply chain, yet for indigenous led-operations there has been little interruption thanks to practices that rely on shorter supply chains that "work ...
26 November 2020
Quapaw, Oklahoma, United States
The Quapaw tribe runs the Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma where they apply combine Indigenous food and farming knowledge with modern hotel operations. They have seven greenhouses and two gardens with 20 varieties...
25 November 2020
A community gardening project growing the guajiro bean has allowed Wayuu farmers in the Colombian desert to achieve food security despite the effects of climate change and external pressures. While scaling this agricu...
24 November 2020
Fidalgo Island, Washington, United States
The Swinomish tribe in Washington state is combining traditional knowledge and science to combat the effects of climate change and improve the health of its land, water, and people. In recent years, their salmon harve...
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