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Op-Ed: Trump wants to protect the legacy of Christopher Columbus?

President Donald Trump’s proclamation Friday commemorating Columbus Day veered from a typical White House holiday announcement, with stark warnings of “radical activists” seeking to tarnish the explorer’s legacy.

Greta Thunberg attends Montreal's mass rally and Climate March

Montreal - A massive climate rally in downtown Montreal has drawn hundreds of thousands to the city’s streets on Friday as students and workers hold walkouts to fight for the environment. Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg was there and spoke to the crowd.

A full moon and meteor shower make winter solstice 2018 special

For millennia, people have recognized the coming of the winter solstice with rituals and celebration. And the powerful pull of the solstice endures in many modern-day cultural and religious practices.

Saskatchewan doctors — public health emergency over HIV/AIDS

Saskatoon - A doctor's group working directly with HIV-positive patients in Saskatchewan is calling on the provincial government to declare a public health state of emergency because of the increasing number of HIV/AIDS cases.

Big game hunters could soon be bagging crocs in Australia

Australia's iconic saltwater crocodiles have enjoyed protected status for 40 years, and the population of "salties" has grown prodigiously because of this safety net. But it's possibly this all could change, if Nigel Scullion has his way.

Op-Ed: At the UN climate summit, Peru can't hide a dirty, oily secret

Lima - As delegates from countries around the world gather in the final hours to come to an agreement of climate change, little or nothing at all is being said of the government-sanctioned deforestation, and destructive exploitation of natural resources.

Indigenous people in Winnipeg feel the sting of racism Special

Winnipeg - Winnipeg is the capital city of "Friendly Manitoba," where indigenous people reside in numbers higher than any other city in Canada. Thanks to a comment from the wife of a mayoral candidate, racism is once again in the spotlight.

Unique ritual helps youths in India's conflict zone find peace Special

Raipur - For years, communist ultras have been raging an anti-state war in India that has claimed thousands of lives. In the backdrop of this unrest, youths in a central Indian state are reviving a forgotten ritual that binds them into eternal friendship.

'Those Who Take Us Away' report alleges misconduct by RCMP

In 2010 the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) had documented 582 cases of missing or murdered indigenous females in Canada. These cases happened between the 1960s to 2010.

Human language in eco-region concept

Modern human is believed to be originated about 160,000 years ago. The simplification of human linguistic diversity is represented by the term, “monoculture of the mind”. Out of 7,000 languages, 80-85 percent is spoken by indigenous peoples.

Peru wants to expel rainforest activist missionary

Calling him a ‘Tarzan agitator,’ Peruvian president Alan Garcia has revoked the residency permit of a British Catholic missionary, charging him with inciting unrest among the country’s indigenous people.

Natives Want Director of Indigenous People Commission Sacked Special

MANILA – Nearly 300 natives belonging to the Manobo and Matigsalug tribes have petitioned the government for the ouster of the regional director of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Davao Region, in Southern Philippines.

Op-Ed: Filipino Gov’t Asked to Cancel Permit of Large Logging Firm Special

MANILA – Copies of around 20,000 signatures seeking the cancellation of the permit granted to a large logging firm were endorsed and received yesterday at the central office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City.

17 Indigenous People Killed in Colombia

The UN Refugee Agency is calling for a thorough investigation into the reported murders last week of 17 Awá indigenous people in a remote area of south-western Colombia.

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File photo: Calgary Stampede Queens and First Nations children  1970.
File photo: Calgary Stampede Queens and First Nations children, 1970.
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Three days after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami  the Indian Coast Guard checked up on the Sentinelese...
Three days after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the Indian Coast Guard checked up on the Sentinelese to make sure they had survived. They were met with a volley of arrows.
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