Indigenous Peoples

Climate, Indigenous Peoples, Place

The Newtok post office. Photo by Jon Meyer.

Moses and the Marines

Indigenous Yup’ik Alaskans grapple with the relocation of their town as permafrost thaws and riverbanks erode.

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Ecosystems, Forests, Indigenous Peoples

When a Tree Falls in the Amazon

When a Tree Falls in the Amazon

Brazil’s environmental laws have come a long way since the 1980’s. But that doesn’t mean the Amazon is well-protected.

by × December 31, 2012 × 2 comments

Climate, Ecosystems, Indigenous Peoples, Oceans

Workers split the latest harvest and attach half of it to new strands, effectively doubling the farmer’s crop.

Climate and the Coast: The Seaweed in Your Sandals

You’ve probably eaten seaweed, used it for walking, or taken it along with your morning vitamins.

by × August 7, 2012 × 0 comments

Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples, Out West

Talking Tongass: First Impressions from the Last Frontier

Talking Tongass: First Impressions from the Last Frontier

After several weeks of traveling, I’ve finally arrived in Sitka, Alaska, where I’m working with the US Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.

by × July 24, 2012 × 0 comments

Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

Perspectives from the People’s Land: When the Cree Say No

Perspectives from the People’s Land: When the Cree Say No

Ed. note: This is the third installment in Perspectives from the People’s Land, Naomi Heindel’s blog about her summer research in James Bay, Quebec. Follow the links to check out Part 1 and Part 2. What does it mean when a Cree steward, or tallyman, says “no” to proposed development? “Sometimes there’s something very large behind that two-letter word,” explains more »

by × July 23, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Activism, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

National police patrol the streets of Cajamarca on the fourth of July.

Conga No Va: Peruvians Die in Gold Mine Protests

Protests against a planned gold mine in Cajamarca, Peru, turned violent last week, resulting in five deaths. The conflict pits American mining giant Newmont against locals who claim that the mine will poison their water and destroy their livelihoods. FES’ own Vrinda Manglik was in Peru to witness the protests.

by × July 10, 2012 × 1 comment