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This Day in History: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

President Joe Biden became the first president in American history to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day. "For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and...

Canada’s Indigenous Children to Receive Billions From Government

A Canadian court has paved the way for Indigenous children, who were from their families and placed into state welfare, to receive billions of...

‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’ Fails Indigenous People

As coverage of Gabby Petito’s disappearance continues to flood news headlines, Indigenous missing persons cases remain unheard. At least 710 Indigenous people were recorded...

Maine Indigenous Tribe Buy Back Island Taken 160 Years Ago

An Indigenous tribe in Maine has bought back an island taken from its people more than 160 years ago. The Passamaquoddy, a tribe of 3,700...

Washington State Bans Native American School Mascots

On Monday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that banned most public schools from using Native American-themed mascots, logos, and team names. The...

Court Rules Indigenous People Living in US Can Claim Aboriginal Rights in Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Indigenous people living on the international border can claim Aboriginal rights in Canada even if they...

COVID-19 Kills Amazonian Tribe’s Last Male Member

The last surviving male member of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon has died from covid-19. Aruká Juma was one of just five survivors of...

The Dark History of ‘Australia Day’

In modern times, January 26 is recognized as Australia's official national day, otherwise known as Australia Day. The day also marks the anniversary of the...

November is Native American Heritage Month. What does ‘MMIW’ Mean?

Over the past few years, Indigenous communities have been calling for action on cases of MMIW - Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women. Many times,...

Members of Brazils Kayapó Indigenous Tribe Ordered to end Protest Blocking Export Route

A Brazilian federal judge has ordered protesters to clear the main route for exporting grains from Mato Grosso state to northern ports. Members of the...

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