Striped red-and-white flags adorn a sacred grove in a quiet neighborhood in Ranchi in India. The ubiquitous flags are an assertion of tribal identity.

Adherents of Sarnaism try to preserve their identity and culture by pushing for more recognition of their faith in India

Sacred Nation

India is home to millions of Indigenous people consisting of hundreds of tribes. Now, the followers of Sarnaism want official recognition of their religion by the state.

Boats carrying mining supplies move along the Uraricoera River in Alto Alegre, Roraima state, Brazil, as some miners leave Yanomami Indigenous territory ahead of expected operations against illegal mining, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. 

Lula declares humanitarian crisis for Brazil’s Yanomami territory, cracks down on illegal mining

Greenpeace activists hold signs between two ice sculptures depicting US President Donald Trump and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro across the Hudson River from UN headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City, Sept. 30, 2020.

US election could have profound effect on Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Foreign policy
John A. Macdonald's statue against a grey sky

This founding father’s legacy is darker than some Canadians care to remember


Meet Ali Cobby Eckermann, the poet who writes about being Native in Australia

María de Jesús Patricio, center, during her campaign launch for president of Mexico

Mexico has its first indigenous woman candidate for president

Global Politics

María de Jesús Patricio is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco. Gender and heritage aren’t the only aspects that set her apart.

Spadina Rd

Indigenous street names in Toronto get noticed and made ‘official’


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.

An Aymara indigenous woman practices climbing on the Huayna Potosi mountain, Bolivia April 2016.

Casting aside imposing summits, these women are scaling Bolivia’s peaks in their traditional ‘cholita’ clothing


Two years ago, about a dozen Aymara indigenous women in Bolivia put crampons on under their wide traditional skirts and started to do their own climbing.