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Indigenous People

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  • 'August: Osage County' Actress Misty Upham Confirmed Dead at 32

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - After a body was found Thursday believed to be that of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham, filmmaker friend and family spokesperson Tracy Rector confirmed that the body has been identified as Upham. She was 32. Upham...
  • Kenya arrests leader of separatist coastal movement

    MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police on Wednesday arrested the leader of a separatist movement seeking independence for the country's Indian Ocean coast regions, accusing Omar Mwamnuadzi of holding an illegal meeting and planning a breach of the peace....
  • Are you celebrating Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day?

    Are you celebrating Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day?
    Happy Columbus Day – or Happy Indigenous Peoples Day if you live in one of the growing number of localities that have renamed the holiday to honor the people who lived in America before Columbus showed up, and their descendants. Berkeley, it won&...
  • Third-place finisher roils Brazil presidential campaign

    Third-place finisher roils Brazil presidential campaign
    The former front-runner in Brazil's presidential campaign shook up the race again Thursday when she unexpectedly withheld an endorsement for center-right candidate Aecio Neves, who is challenging incumbent Dilma Rousseff. Marina Silva had turned the...
  • Cambodian land grabs are 'crime against humanity', lawyers tell ICC

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violent, systematic seizures of small farmers' land in Cambodia by members of the political elite constitute a crime against humanity, rights lawyers said on Tuesday in a claim before the International Criminal Court....
  • Seattle lawmakers vote to change name of Columbus Day holiday

    Seattle lawmakers vote to change name of Columbus Day holiday
    SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council unanimously voted on Monday to redesignate the federal Columbus Day holiday as Indigenous Peoples' Day to reflect that Native Americans were living on the continent before Christopher Columbus' 15th Century arrival....
  • Lightning strike in Colombia indigenous village kills 11

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - A lightning strike in a small indigenous village in mountainous northern Colombia killed at least 11 people who were participating in a community ritual, the army said on Monday. The incident, which occurred near the town of Guachaca...
  • A spectacular British Columbia road trip along Sea to Sky Highway

    A spectacular British Columbia road trip along Sea to Sky Highway
    The ink was barely dry on my driver's license in the early '70s when I set off on my first road trip from home in North Vancouver, Canada. Back then Highway 99 — or the Squamish Highway — was a dangerous, zigzagging, two-lane route chopped...
  • Special report: Why Brazil's would-be first black president trails among blacks

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilians could make history this month by electing Marina Silva, the daughter of impoverished rubber tappers from the Amazon, as their first black president. Yet Silva is trailing incumbent President Dilma Rousseff, who is white,...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Colo. school not alone in 'happy history' aims

    This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and...
  • Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Tracks' ★★★ 1/2
    All filmgoers have their blind spots, their sore spots and their limits. You may, for example, read about the new film "Tracks," based on the 1980 travel memoir by Robyn Davidson. If Davidson's story is foreign to you, and you know only that the film's...