indigenous people

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 our project is located, has received 200 percent more rainfall than usual. This morning the water has finally reached...

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 and the info coming at us from international news sources and from the village is not good....

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! Hour 1 – Mountains can be haunting for their beauty and...

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 years, due to the widespread use of modern synthetic fabrics, many women no longer practice...

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 marking the beginning of centuries of violence, disease, and oppression for the people who...