María de Jesús Patricio is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco. Gender and heritage aren’t the only aspects that set her apart.
Sacred-site preservation and civic engagement are not the same.
Police have made mass arrests and used pepper spray, riot gear and armored vehicles to stop the protests. Now, the United Nations is looking into possible human rights abuses.
On an Indian reservation in Nebraska, state and federal politics interfere with the effort to simply educate the kids.
The Keres language, spoken by the Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico, is dying. When younger tribal members tried to revive it, they were blocked by elders fearful that spiritual essence of the language would be lost.
"One thing that I repeatedly heard," says Jenni Monet, a journalist on the scene, "is that this fight is not over."
What happens when the last native speaker of a language has died? Is that language "dead" or just "sleeping?" And can it be woken up again?
It started out by putting stickers over street signs in the Canadian City of Toronto. Printed on those stickers were indigenous names of the streets and area those streets run through.
For weeks, members of the Standing Rock Sioux have gathered in Cannonball, North Dakota, standing against the Dakota Access pipeline. The government has now halted construction pending reassessment of the project.
Many Ktunaxa lost their native tongue when they were sent to church-run boarding schools. Now the Ktunaxa language is making a modest comeback at a local school where both First Nations and white students study it.
A Tribe Called Red raises real issues in the native community to bring attention — and reclaim the culture that has been appropriated by others.