indigenous people

Emergency in the Amazon—the Chácobo in Bolivia

By Rainer W. Bussmann (Cuya Mëbi Kokatsá) and Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana (Mëa Mahani Tara) Late February, 2014—It has rained for weeks now, and the rivers everywhere in Bolivia have risen to record levels. The Beni area, where ...

No Break for South Sudan: Clinic Goes Up, Violence Rains Down

As we approached the end of 2013, we looked forward to sharing inspiring news of our completed medical clinic in Old Fangak, South Sudan. In recent weeks though, there has been news of violent military conflict in this recently independent country ...

Weaving Together the Traditions of the Lowa Women in Nepal

For the Lowa community in the Upper Mustang of Nepal, apron weaving traditions are an important source of their cultural identity. Some women own so many aprons, they can wear a new apron each day of the year. In recent ...

Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the Western Hemisphere on October 12, 1492, is commemorated throughout the Americas and elsewhere with various emphases, including celebrations of exploration, history, cultural heritage, cultural diversity, and more. It has also been seen as a dark day ...