Traditional Birth: Indigenous Doula Program Includes Ceremony for Expectant Mothers
A new initiative aims to return the miracle of birth back to women and communities. The Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative will train students to support pregnant Indigenous women with traditional beliefs and ceremonies.UN Meets 'Racist' Guatemalan President Over Indigenous Issues
Facing criminalization for defending their lands and ongoing impunity on genocide, indigenous leaders in Guatemala are meeting this week with the United Nations to help plan an upcoming meeting on indigenous issues worldwide.Indigenous Group Asks Brazil to Stop Financing Mega-Projects
A group representing Amazon indigenous people urged Brazil's National Development Bank on Wednesday to stop financing projects that cause environmental damage.Costa Rica: Mercenaries Attack Indigenous Group Occupying Land
A group of Costa Rica’s Bribri indigenous people staging an occupation in an effort to recover their lands were attacked Thursday by mercenaries allegedly hired by a local landowner who claims the land belongs to him.
"Dr. Medicine Crow's life reflects not only the warrior spirit of the Crow people, but America's highest ideals," President Obama said in 2009 when he awarded the war chief the Medal of Freedom. Medicine Crow died on April 3 at the age of 102.