Amazonian Tribe in Peru Takes Hostages After Oil Spill

Amazonian Tribe in Peru Takes Hostages After Oil SpillAn indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon took at least eight public officials hostage to demand help from the central government after an oil spill polluted its lands, authorities said Monday.

Thompson Rivers University Provides $20k to Build Sweat Lodge

Thompson Rivers University Provides $20k to Build Sweat LodgeThompson Rivers University is providing a $20,000 grant and a parcel of land to support an aboriginal student's plan for a sweat lodge on campus.
"There's no place for First Nations to practise our spirituality."

Berta Cáceres, Indigenous Activist, Is Killed in Honduras

Berta Cáceres, Indigenous Activist, Is Killed in HondurasAn indigenous activist in Honduras who won a prestigious international environmental prize for fighting a dam project despite continued threats was assassinated on Thursday in her hometown, officials said.

It's official: Native Americans and Siberians are Cousins

ItAn international group of geneticists has conclusively proven that the Aztecs, Incas, and Iroquois are closely related to the Altai peoples of Siberia and Australia.

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological AnomalyLocal shamans believe that the boiling water is birthed by Yucamama, a giant serpent spirit known as the “Mother of the Waters.” The river is shrouded in stories and legendary across Peru, however this is the first time the source of heat has been studied by outside scientists.