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B.C. Indigenous people react to the resurfacing of 2 migration theories

The resurfacing of ideas about the origins and migrations of Indigenous people to North America has sparked debate and conversations in Indigenous …

A brave teaching assistant gets humiliated and we all grow a little more leery of speaking too freely | The Star

She apologized. For crying.<p>Wisely, Shepherd had secretly taped whatever the meeting might turn out to be, a session, an intervention or a swarming, …

Gender-Neutral

The Long Tradition of Folk Healing Among Southern Appalachian Women

Whether their practices are rooted in the Bible, Mother Nature, or common sense, there’s no denying that there’s something enchanted in it.<p>Decked …

‘Sickening’: First Nations left empty-handed as environmentalist pressure kills B.C. energy projects

Ellis Ross is filled with gut-wrenching dread as several major proposed energy projects unravel in British Columbia.<p>The former chief counsellor of …

Inside Bob Dylan's 'Time Out of Mind' Sessions

In 1996, Bob Dylan met Daniel Lanois in a hotel room in New York. He wanted Lanois to listen to some lyrics that he'd put together and tell him if …

Most Native Americans live in cities, not reservations. Here are their stories

As I left my small, remote hometown of Joseph, Oregon, driving two hours to the nearest airport to fly south, I thought about my father, a Caddo/Delaware Native American man who spent most of his life in the Bay Area.<p>Dad arrived in California as a child due to the assimilation policies enacted by …

Native Americans

Done with diesel: First Nation proposes hydro project for clean energy future

When the power goes out, the first thing Heather Campbell does is grab a flashlight and march down the road to her father's bedside to make sure he's …

Too white, too black, or not black enough? This is not a question for others to decide

Growing up with a last name associated with Aboriginal activism, my identity is often decided for me. In some ways it becomes a validation of my Aboriginality. As I do not fit the stereotypical “mould” of what an Aboriginal person is “meant to look like”, having my last name has at times saved me …

Australia

Love your anthropological collection? Then hand it back

IN 1971, a highway construction crew in the US state of Iowa accidentally dug up a cemetery. The remains of 26 white people were laid back to rest in …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Cree Nation moves to approve constitution and governance agreement, despite opposition

After heated debate, the Cree Nation Government in the James Bay Region of Quebec has moved to approve two key documents that could change the way …

Ontario woman wins 32-year fight for Indian status

A woman's decades-long quest for recognition as an Indian ended in victory Thursday, when Ontario's top court ruled she should be granted status, something the federal government had steadfastly denied her because she didn't know who her paternal grandfather was.<p>In its ruling, the Court of Appeal …

Online course teaching Sydney's Indigenous history and culture to anyone, anywhere

For 25-year-old Drew Rooke, school education on Indigenous Australia left him wanting.<p>"I have pursued learning about the Indigenous culture of …

The Convenient Indian: How Activists Get Native Americans Wrong

INDIANS HAVE BEEN in all the headlines about the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. But unfortunately, most of the stories haven’t been …

Society

'A perilous pipeline': Indigenous groups line up against Keystone XL

Indigenous groups on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are speaking up about the Keystone XL pipeline, which has recently been given a green light …

Italo Calvino on Racial Justice: The Beloved Italian Writer’s Stirring Account of the Early Civil Rights Movement and His Encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What counts is what we are, and the way we deepen our relationship with the world and with others, a relationship that can be one of both love for all that exists and of desire for its transformation.”<p>In 1959, the Ford Foundation invited a small international group of up-and-coming creative …

Inuit filmmaker winning hearts and changing minds with documentary on seal hunt

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril grew up eating seal meat. While her parents worked, she would get dropped at her grandparents’ house, where only Inuktitut was …

Why is Google selling off its satellite fleet?

Google opts to purchase satellite imagery rather than manage its own in-house fleet.<p>February 5, 2017 —Google’s parent company, Alphabet, may have …

Costa Rica is famous for its national parks, but has only recently turned attention to supporting the people who live in them. Johnny Langenheim joins a community-led tour of its jungly Osa peninsula<p>It’s dusk and Don Felix is sitting on the porch of his cabin, sipping a can of Imperial beer. Two …

Costa Rica

Métis of Ontario sign agreement with Ottawa clearing path for new benefits

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and the Métis Nation of Ontario have signed a landmark agreement, a deal that could result in new …

Feds signing memo with Metis in Ontario to open ‘nation-to-nation’ talks

The federal government was poised to sign a memorandum with Metis in Ontario on Friday that aims to pave the way for advancing their rights and settling various claims.<p>The document kickstarts discussions toward a tentative agreement — to be reached by September — that will set up negotiations on …

iPad in the Elementary Art Classroom

Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes) teaches art at Casady School in Oklahoma City to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders. For the past year, Megan has been …

This phone case houses a tiny drone designed to take selfies

For those who can't, there's a drone for that.<p>The Airselfie is a tiny drone that is housed in a phone case, and it lets you take selfies or group shots from farther away than you could with your arms or a selfie stick.<p>Airselfie already went through its Kickstarter campaign, where it amassed more …

Supernatural Sound: Science and Shamanism in the Arctic

Scanning the horizon off the coast of Greenland in 1822, William Scoresby witnessed the impossible: floating in the sky was an upside down ship. “It …

The carnage of hate and gang violence as seen through an Irish Traveller’s lens

President Trump referred to the “carnage” in places like South Side Chicago in his inauguration speech. Now a young Irish Traveller and filmmaker has …

In Port Alberni, historic rifts surface over a street name

A defeated bid to change the name of a street that some say honours a racist reveals a deep division in the community of Port Alberni, says the …

The Founder: A Game About The Dark Side Of Silicon Valley

“The only way to win is not play,” says designer Francis Tseng.<p>The year is 2001.<p>You’ve just started a company and are working out of your apartment with a few employees and your cofounder. You’re hoping to disrupt an industry–any industry–with your social network and advertising service. But as you …

Sundance Film Festival Ignite Fellowship Alum Kayla Briët on Her Short Documentary

"I wanted to keep that spark, that flame burning, to celebrate the beauty of culture, and to share the music and dance that could unite everyone together."<p>What happens when a story is forgotten?<p>That’s the question Kayla Briët is set on answering. A descendant of Chief Abram B. Burnett, chief of the …

It's Time For Kathleen Wynne To Consider Stepping Aside

Some decisions in politics are easy. It is not hard to oppose Trump and every vile thing he stands for.<p>In general though political decisions are not …

Italy Over 100 Years Ago Through An Amateur Photographer's Lens

These old photos were taken by an amateur photographer during his trips to England and Europe with the family from 1907 to 1922. They documented …

Italy