Malawi farmers begin to bounce back after banana blight

Masauko Maulidi looks out on his banana fields, content that he is finally back in action as a banana farmer after the shock of the devastating Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) that devastated Malawi’s…
— Read on www.rfi.fr/en/africa/20210416-malawi-farmers-begin-to-bounce-back-after-banana-blight

Rallies for Eishia Hudson held across the country call for change

Rallies here held across the country Thursday in memory of 16-year old Eishia Hudson who was killed by Winnipeg police in April 2020.
— Read on www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/memorials-held-across-canada-on-one-year-anniversary-of-police-shooting-of-eishia-hudson/

RezTok: Indigenous storytellers find stronger voice on popular platform

Communities of all sorts have sprouted up on TikTok, and one has been especially empowering and important to its members.
— Read on www.kold.com/2021/04/02/reztok-indigenous-storytellers-find-stronger-voice-popular-platform/

Tribal Broadband as a Cyber Superhighway to Sovereignty | Business

with just 60 percent of residents living on tribal lands in the lower 48 states having access to broadband internet at the end of 2018. That was tough enough pre-pandemic. Today, not having in-home access to the internet can mean long drives to places like McDonald’s for internet service, just so children can do homework assignments.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) decided to examine the issue of tribal internet access, and made their findings accessible in their new case studies report “Building Indigenous Future Zones.” The report points to some solutions Native nations might want to look for, including accessing unrestricted capital and viewing the creation of their own internet service provider as a job creator.  
— Read on nativenewsonline.net/business/tribal-broadband-as-a-cyber-superhighway-to-sovereignty