60. Cassandra Quave Thinks the Way Antibiotics Are Developed Might Kill Us | People I (Mostly) Admire

By mid-century, 10 million people a year are projected to die from untreatable infections. Can Cassandra, an ethnobotanist at Emory University convince Steve that herbs and ancient healing are key to our medical future?

— Read on people-i-mostly-admire.simplecast.com/episodes/60-cassandra-quave-thinks-the-way-antibiotics-are-developed-might-kill-us-g1HMIenR

UN Committee Finds Violation of Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Traditional Lands | ASIL

The community complained that the process killed their animals and plants, and had an adverse impact on the environment. The Committee found that Paraguay failed to prevent contamination in violation of the their right to traditional lands, and recommended that Paraguay complete the relevant criminal and administrative proceedings. This decision affirms that the term “home” in the context of the indigenous community should be interpreted “within the context of the special relationship between them and their territories including their livestock, crops and their way of life such as hunting, foraging and fishing.”
— Read on www.asil.org/ILIB/un-committee-finds-violation-indigenous-peoples-right-traditional-lands

Opinion | What Does It Mean for a Whole Nation to Become Uninhabitable? – The New York Times

“It’s changing quite rapidly,” says a hunter in Canada. “And I’m not old at all. I’m 31.”
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/opinion/climate-change.html

CBC Gem – CBC Docs POV – Angry Inuk

Exploring how Inuit hunters in remote communities in the high arctic are negatively affected by animal rights groups protesting against the Canadian east coast seal hunt that happens a thousand kilometers away.
— Read on gem.cbc.ca/media/cbc-docs-pov/season-1/episode-9/38e815a-00d62667222

Indigenous co-management essential for protecting, restoring Bears Ears region – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News

Indigenous people have lived in the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah for millennia. Ancestral Pueblos built elaborate houses, check dams, agricultural terraces and other modifications of the landscape, leaving ecological legacies that persist to this day. – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
— Read on www.heritagedaily.com/2021/05/indigenous-co-management-essential-for-protecting-restoring-bears-ears-region/139204

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