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Airline pays $1.3M to compensate tribe for plane crash in BrazilFiled Under: World
Airline pays $1.3M to compensate tribe for plane crash in Brazil (03/29)
The Kayapo Tribe was forced to abandon homes and a health center after the fatal incident in September 2006.
Sports and cultures come together for World Indigenous GamesFiled Under: Sports | World
Sports and cultures come together for World Indigenous Games (10/28)
About 2,000 indigenous peoples representing nearly 20 countries are participating in the inaugural event in Palmas, Brazil.
Native Sun News: Tribal college students off to indigenous gamesFiled Under: Education | National | Sports | World
Native Sun News: Tribal college students off to indigenous games (10/12)
Young people from Northern Cheyenne and Crow, Montana, will be among about 35 Native Americans who will attend and compete in the first-ever World Indigenous Games in Brazil.
Tribes in Amazon rainforest defend homelands from illegal loggersFiled Under: Environment | World
Tribes in Amazon rainforest defend homelands from illegal loggers (10/07)
Indigenous activists have been murdered for speaking out against the invasion of their territory.
Andrew Lawler: Only one last chance to protect isolated tribesFiled Under: Opinion | World
Andrew Lawler: Only one last chance to protect isolated tribes (08/10)
Half a millennium after Columbus arrived, we have an opportunity — really one last chance — to avoid repeating the catastrophes endured by so many native peoples in the Americas.
Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linkedFiled Under: Education | National | World
Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linked (07/21)
The DNA was not found in other Native Americans so researchers believe it must have originated with a different group of ancestors.
Brazil to host inaugural World Indigenous Games this SeptemberFiled Under: Sports | World
Brazil to host inaugural World Indigenous Games this September (04/23)
Some 4,000 athletes representing 22 countries are expected to participate in the event.
Yanomami Tribe buries blood samples studied without consentFiled Under: Health | World
Yanomami Tribe buries blood samples studied without consent (04/13)
Nearly 2,700 samples were returned to the tribe after they were taken during the 1960s and subjected to scientific study.
Opinion: Indigenous peoples suffer from highest rates of suicideFiled Under: Opinion | World
Opinion: Indigenous peoples suffer from highest rates of suicide (01/05)
Indigenous peoples suffer the greatest suicide risk among cultural or ethnic groups worldwide.
Native activists in Brazil protest land bill with bows and arrowsFiled Under: World
Native activists in Brazil protest land bill with bows and arrows (12/17)
Police prevented the activists from interrupting a meeting where lawmakers were considering the land bill.
Urban Indian population grows in Brazil's poorest neighborhoodsFiled Under: World
Urban Indian population grows in Brazil's poorest neighborhoods (09/16)
Nearly a quarter of the nation's indigenous population now live in urban areas.
Peru investigates murders of four prominent indigenous leadersFiled Under: Law | World
Peru investigates murders of four prominent indigenous leaders (09/11)
The four men were on their way to a meeting with other indigenous leaders in Brazil when they were fatally shot.
Remote tribes facing threats from drug trafficking and loggingFiled Under: Health | World
Remote tribes facing threats from drug trafficking and logging (07/24)
At least 77 uncontacted tribes are believed to live along the border of Peru and Brazil.
Members of remote tribe receive care before heading homeFiled Under: Health | World
Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home (07/22)
The seven members indicated they were fleeing violence along the Peru-Brazil border.
Boy from Guarani Tribe protests land policy at World Cup openingFiled Under: Sports | World
Boy from Guarani Tribe protests land policy at World Cup opening (06/17)
13-year-old boy carried sign that called for demarcation of tribal lands.
Study shows high rate of suicide among Guarani Tribe in BrazilFiled Under: Health | World
Study shows high rate of suicide among Guarani Tribe in Brazil (06/05)
The majority of people who take their lives were between the ages of 15 and 30.
Indigenous activists stage another land rights protest in BrazilFiled Under: World
Indigenous activists stage another land rights protest in Brazil (05/30)
More than 300 people took part in the protest at the nation's capital.
Indigenous activists bring bows and arrows to protest in BrazilFiled Under: World
Indigenous activists bring bows and arrows to protest in Brazil (05/28)
One officer was reportedly shot in the leg with an arrow.
Research changes timeline for arrival of people in South AmericaFiled Under: Education | National | World
Research changes timeline for arrival of people in South America (03/28)
New research is challenging the theory that the ancestors of Native people first arrived in the Americas about 13,000 years ago.
Jimmy Carter seeks permission to bring medical service to tribeFiled Under: Health | World
Jimmy Carter seeks permission to bring medical service to tribe (03/25)
Former president Jimmy Carter is seeking permission from Brazil and Venezuela to bring medical services to a remote tribe in the Amazon.
Hundreds of families being evicted from Indian reserve in BrazilFiled Under: World
Hundreds of families being evicted from Indian reserve in Brazil (03/21)
The Brazilian government is evicting hundreds of families from an Indian reserve that was set aside for the Awa people.
Review: 'Xingu' shares history behind tribal preserve in BrazilFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | World
Review: 'Xingu' shares history behind tribal preserve in Brazil (03/14)
Xingu shares the history behind the creation of the Xingu National Park in Brazil.
Church worker sentenced over abuse of Indian girls in BrazilFiled Under: Law | World
Church worker sentenced over abuse of Indian girls in Brazil (01/30)
A Christian missionary was sentenced to 58 years in federal prison in connection with the sexual abuse of Indian girls in Brazil.
 Protesters removed from old Indian museum site in BrazilFiled Under: World
Protesters removed from old Indian museum site in Brazil (12/17)
Authorities in Brazil removed about 25 protesters from an old Indian museum on Monday, the Associated Press reported.
Prominent leader of tribe in Brazil stabbed to death near homeFiled Under: World
Prominent leader of tribe in Brazil stabbed to death near home (12/04)
Ambrosio Vilhalva, a prominent leader of the Guarani-Kaiowa Tribe in Brazil, was stabbed to death outside his home.
Athletes compete in  International Games of Indigenous PeopleFiled Under: Politics | Sports
Athletes compete in International Games of Indigenous People (11/15)
More than 1,500 athletes are competing in the 12th International Games of Indigenous People this week.
Opinion: Awa Tribe in Brazil fights to protect ancestral landsFiled Under: Opinion | World
Opinion: Awa Tribe in Brazil fights to protect ancestral lands (11/04)
Writer discusses importance of land to the Awa people in Brazil.
Ashaninka people in Peru face constant threats to homelandsFiled Under: World
Ashaninka people in Peru face constant threats to homelands (10/10)
The Ashaninka people in Peru have faced continued threats to their homelands over the past three decades.
Pope Francis calls for protection of environment on trip to BrazilFiled Under: Environment | World
Pope Francis calls for protection of environment on trip to Brazil (07/30)
Pope Francis called on Catholics to respect the Amazon rainforest during a visit to Brazil over the weekend.
Tribe in Brazil occupies office in protest of major dam projectFiled Under: Environment | World
Tribe in Brazil occupies office in protest of major dam project (06/12)
About 140 members of the Munduruku Tribe occupied the office of the Brazilian government's Indian affairs agency in protest of a major dam project. The protest started on Monday. Tribal...
Nine   charged for sexual exploitation of Indian girls in BrazilFiled Under: World
Nine charged for sexual exploitation of Indian girls in Brazil (05/24)
Nine people have been charged for sexual exploitation and abuse of Indian girls in Brazil. Authorities identified 16 girls who were victimized, and there may be more, the Associated Press...
Indian activists in Brazil launch protest against lands decisionFiled Under: World
Indian activists in Brazil launch protest against lands decision (04/17)
About 700 Indian activists are occupying the lower house of Brazilian Congress in a protest over a lands decision, the Associated Press reports. The activists are opposing a constitutional amendment...
The Atlantic: Man reunited with tribe  after surviving massacreFiled Under: World
The Atlantic: Man reunited with tribe after surviving massacre (04/09)
The Atlantic shares the story of Karapiru, an Awa man who witnessed his family being massacred in Brazil: The Awá year is divided into "sun" and "rain"; the rains are...
NPR: Small  tribe in Brazil   quick to adopt new  technologies Filed Under: Technology | World
NPR: Small tribe in Brazil quick to adopt new technologies (03/29)
National Public Radio reports on the quick adoption of technology by the Surui Tribe in Brazil: In the heart of the Amazon in western Brazil, an Indian tribe called the...
Chief of Brazilian tribe taps   technology to protect way of lifeFiled Under: Technology | World
Chief of Brazilian tribe taps technology to protect way of life (03/27)
The leader of a small tribe in Brazil is bringing technology to his people in hopes of preserving their land, culture and natural resources. Just a few decades ago, the...
Police raid  old Indian museum wanted for Olympics in BrazilFiled Under: Sports | World
Police raid old Indian museum wanted for Olympics in Brazil (03/22)
Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are attempting to remove a group of Indian activists from a site that's wanted for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Associated Press reports. There...
Review:   'Noble Savages'  offers look at complex tribal societyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'Noble Savages' offers look at complex tribal society (02/19)
"What were our early ancestors really like as they accomplished the transition from hunter-gathering bands to more complex settled societies? The anthropologist Napoleon A. Chagnon may have come closest...
Opinion: On cannibalism and the problems of   ethnocentricityFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: On cannibalism and the problems of ethnocentricity (02/19)
"In August of 1563, Michel de Montaigne, the famous French essayist, was introduced to three Brazilian cannibals who were visiting Rouen, France, at the invitation of King Charles the Ninth....
Editorial: Dam in Brazil threatens tribe's way of life in AmazonFiled Under: Opinion | World
Editorial: Dam in Brazil threatens tribe's way of life in Amazon (02/08)
"The Kayapó tribe is an indigenous community currently residing in Brazil’s tropical rainforest around the tributaries of the Xingu River. Recently Dilma Vana Rousseff, Brazil's president, authorized the construction of...
Epoch Times: Tribes in South America stay isolated by choiceFiled Under: World
Epoch Times: Tribes in South America stay isolated by choice (02/05)
"The startling images of an uncontacted Brazilian tribe taken from a plane a few years ago had many people captivated. Some were stunned to learn that while NASA is sending...
Indian group threatened with eviction for Olympics in BrazilFiled Under: Sports | World
Indian group threatened with eviction for Olympics in Brazil (01/15)
A group of Indian activists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is being threatened with eviction in order to make way for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The group consists of representatives...
Indigenous leaders demand protection for  homelands in BrazilFiled Under: World
Indigenous leaders demand protection for homelands in Brazil (12/05)
Indigenous leaders went to the capital of Brazil on Tuesday to seek protections for their homelands. Tribes are facing encroachments from loggers and ranchers. They delivered a petition to the...
Tribe  in Brazil wins reprieve from eviction order at disputed siteFiled Under: World
Tribe in Brazil wins reprieve from eviction order at disputed site (10/31)
A judge in Brazil said members of the Guarani-Kaiowa Tribe can stay on a disputed parcel of land. About 170 tribal members live on the small 2.5-acre site. But...
Brazil uses Native language in  HIV/AIDS awareness campaignFiled Under: Health | World
Brazil uses Native language in HIV/AIDS awareness campaign (10/12)
The Brazilian government is using the Ticuna language in an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. The government created folders and pamphlets in Ticuna to inform women about sexually transmitted diseases. Recent testing...
Indian activists occupy worksite in protest of big dam in BrazilFiled Under: World
Indian activists occupy worksite in protest of big dam in Brazil (10/11)
Indian activists and their supporters occupied a work site at a massive dam under construction in Brazil. The “Xingu Alive Forever” group includes members of different tribes, along with fishermen...
Group doesn't believe massacre took place at Indian village Filed Under: Business
Group doesn't believe massacre took place at Indian village (09/11)
Survival International doesn't believe a massacre took place at a Yanomami village in Venezuela but says miners from neighboring Brazil continue to encroach on tribal territory. Government officials visited a...
Officials can't find evidence of a massacre at Yanomami village Filed Under:
Officials can't find evidence of a massacre at Yanomami village (09/03)
Officials in Venezuela say they haven't any evidence of a massacre at a village of the Yanomami Tribe. Tribal members said a village in southern Venezuela, near the border with...
Yanomami Tribe reports massacre at village in Amazon jungle Filed Under: World
Yanomami Tribe reports massacre at village in Amazon jungle (08/30)
Members of the Yanomami Tribe reported a massacre at one of their villages in the remote Amazonian jungle. A village in southern Venezuela, near the border with Brazil, was attacked...
Court allows construction of big dam opposed by tribes in Brazil Filed Under: Environment | World
Court allows construction of big dam opposed by tribes in Brazil (08/29)
The Supreme Court in Brazil has allowed construction to resume on the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam. Tribes and indigenous activists have been fighting the project. They say it will...
Judge in Brazil blocks rail line expansion, citing threats to tribeFiled Under: Law
Judge in Brazil blocks rail line expansion, citing threats to tribe (08/03)
A judge in Brazil blocked the expansion of a rail line, citing threats to a remote tribe in the forest. Vale planned to expand the line in order to service...
Tribal leaders confirm engineers for dam are being held hostage Filed Under: Environment | World
Tribal leaders confirm engineers for dam are being held hostage (07/26)
Leaders of two tribes say three engineers who are working on the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam in Brazil are being held hostage. The Juruna and Arara tribes oppose the...
Indigenous activists end long protest at dam worksite in Brazil Filed Under: Environment | World
Indigenous activists end long protest at dam worksite in Brazil (07/12)
An estimated 300 indigenous activists ended a three-week protest at a dam site in Brazil. The group's presence at the site halted work on a portion of the $10.6 billion...
Members of tribe in Brazil protest after murder suspects released Filed Under: World
Members of tribe in Brazil protest after murder suspects released (07/05)
Upwards of 50 to 60 members of the Munduruku Tribe reportedly burned down a police station in Brazil after two murder suspects were released. Tribal members reportedly attacked the police...
Opinion: Indigenous people ignored in talks over big dam in BrazilFiled Under: Opinion | World
Opinion: Indigenous people ignored in talks over big dam in Brazil (07/02)
"One project has galvanized the anti-dam movement in Brazil — the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon in Pará State. At a cost of...
Disputes over land     turning more deadly for   tribes  across BrazilFiled Under: World
Disputes over land turning more deadly for tribes across Brazil (06/11)
Land disputes have become more deadly for indigenous people in Brazil, who account for less than 1 percent of the 191 million in the country. Last year, at least 51...
Nature: War of words in research on Native language in BrazilFiled Under: Education
Nature: War of words in research on Native language in Brazil (05/09)
"It wasn’t long after his translation of the Gospel of St Mark failed to interest the Pirahã tribe members he was trying to convert to Christianity that Daniel Everett,...
NPR: Tribe in Brazil is the focus of a new book about languageFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
NPR: Tribe in Brazil is the focus of a new book about language (04/27)
"There's no language gene. There's no innate language organ or module in the human brain dedicated to the production of grammatical language. There are no meaningful human universals when...
Opinion: We can 'save' the Awa Tribe from encroachmentsFiled Under: Opinion | World
Opinion: We can 'save' the Awa Tribe from encroachments (04/23)
"The Awá of Brazil are the world's most threatened tribe. Years of illegal logging and land grabs have brought them to the brink of extinction. But apart from the loggers...
Scholar's work on Native language in Brazil stirs complaintsFiled Under: Education | World
Scholar's work on Native language in Brazil stirs complaints (03/22)
Linguist Dan Everett is again stirring controversy for his work on the language of the Pirahã people in northwest Brazil. Everett first met the tribe as a Christian missionary....
Atlantic: Ashaninka people face threats to their way of lifeFiled Under: World
Atlantic: Ashaninka people face threats to their way of life (12/15)
"The Ashaninka are one of the largest indigenous groups in South America, their ancestral homelands ranging from Brazil to Peru. Since colonial times, their existence has been difficult --...

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