indigenous people

Canada

A New Internet Tax in Canada Would Keep Indigenous People Offline

Canada’s Heritage Minister is debating an ISP tax to fund Canadian content. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Denise Williams and Josh Tabish
11.2.16
brazil

Millennials on Spirit Quests Are Ruining Everything About Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca was a sacred medicine. Now it's a global 'it' drug, and the trendiness is threatening the source.
Marina Lopes
10.27.16
Music

How an Inuit Filmmaker Is Using Virtual Reality to Tell Her Culture's Stories

Nyla Innuksuk is trying to break free from stereotypes while using new media to tell traditional and modern narratives.
Anubha Momin
9.16.15
Art

These 100-Year-Old Photos Are Being Reunited With the Communities They Depict

In the early 1900s, anthropologists amassed 26,000 photographs of the indigenous Evenki and Orochen people from Inner Mongolia and Siberia. Now they're being digitized.
Emiko Jozuka
7.31.15
Culture

Tourists on 'Human Safaris' Are Harassing Uncontacted Peruvian Tribes

There's evidence that the trinkets people are leaving behind are making the indigenous people sick.
Jason Koebler
8.28.14
Science

Seals and Sea Lions Brought Tuberculosis to the Americas Before Europeans

That doesn't mean Europeans are off the hook.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.14
nature

To Fight Climate Change We Need to Protect the People Who Live in the Rainforest

Give the woods to the people who live there and they take care of them.
Ben Richmond
7.25.14
peru

Brazil Contacted an Isolated Tribe for the First Time in Two Decades

Illegal logging in Peru likely pushed the tribe into the country.
Jason Koebler
7.2.14
Ecuador

Local Protesters Are Killing Big Oil and Mining Projects Worldwide

Indigenous and local protests are increasingly making it economically unviable to deal with the social costs of extractive activities.
Jason Koebler
5.12.14
Culture

Uncontacted Tribes Die Instantly After We Meet Them

A new study finds that indigenous tribes often recover after a population crash, but what about the people they lost?
Jason Koebler
4.5.14
Drugs

The Best Protectors of the Rainforest Are the People Who Already Live There

The War on Drugs is better fought by the people who stand to lose their homes because of trafficking.
Jason Koebler
3.18.14