Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity

Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with BiodiversityAs climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.

Mitú and an Amazon Adventure

Mitú and an Amazon AdventureFrom December 10 to 13, Mitú’s maloca hosted a gathering of local communities. Called the Ipanoré Festival, it welcomed indigenous groups from throughout the region, some of whom traveled days on the river by boat for a weekend of cultural exchange, ritual dancing, traditional food and camaraderie.

The World’s Only Two-Spirit Powwow Comes To San Francisco

The World’s Only Two-Spirit Powwow Comes To San FranciscoOn February 20, the country’s only powwow welcoming Two-Spirit and gender-nonconforming participants will be held in San Francisco.

Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of 'Sacramental' Marijuana

Native American Church Sues Postal Service Over Seizure of Leaders of a Native American church have sued the U.S. Postal Service in federal court after the government seized marijuana that church leaders say was intended for religious use by a member in Ohio.

Nicaraguan Indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans Sue Government Over Pressure for Inter-Oceanic Canal

Nicaraguan Indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans Sue Government Over Pressure for Inter-Oceanic CanalIndigenous and Afro-Caribbean leaders in Nicaragua filed a lawsuit against government officials last week after they were allegedly coerced into signing a document giving consent for a planned inter-oceanic canal project to pass through their autonomous territory.