Indigenous people are key conservationists

"...Indigenous knowledge is absolutely essential for understanding the cumulative impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation."

Camden Flath-Futurity • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change biodiversity indigenous-people ecosystems earth-and-environment

Evidence rewrites early Indigenous-colonizer encounters

Indigenous people in Oconee Valley—now central Georgia—actively resisted European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Hernando de Soto.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history archaeology united-states indigenous-people society-and-culture

Indigenous Alaskans probably didn’t eat sea otters

Before fur traders decimated sea otters, ancestors of at least one Alaskan indigenous group hunted them for their pelts, not food, researchers say.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: conservation alaska indigenous-people hunting earth-and-environment otters

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pollution water indigenous-people featured earth-and-environment land race-and-ethnicity protests

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pollution water indigenous-people featured earth-and-environment land race-and-ethnicity protests

Mapuche approach teaches kids to handle fear

The Mapuche people's ideas about kids and fear show that Western beliefs about children's emotional capability aren't universal.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: parents emotions indigenous-people fears chile society-and-culture

Wasp nests reveal the age of ancient Aboriginal rock art

The pigment in Gwion Gwion style rock art makes radiocarbon dating impossible. Instead, researchers used mud wasp nests to date the paintings.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: art wasps indigenous-people featured society-and-culture

Skulls rewrite pre-Columbus history of people in the Caribbean

New research with skulls upends ideas about who arrived in the Caribbean when. "We're going to have to reinterpret everything we thought we knew."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: history migration indigenous-people caribbean featured science-and-technology society-and-culture skulls

Tool detects maize cooking in archaeological record

There's now have a way to detect a crucial cooking process in the archaeological record: the nixtamalization of maize.

Shelly Leachman-UCSB • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: archaeology food crops indigenous-people science-and-technology society-and-culture corn

These ‘lost crops’ could have rivaled corn

Experimental cultivation of the "lost crops" goosefoot and erect knotweed suggests they could have once fed as many indigenous people as maize.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: agriculture food plants indigenous-people featured science-and-technology

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