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On February 26, 2014, with the assistance of EarthRights International (ERI), three Tanzanian Maasai communities turned to a United States federal court to support their ongoing legal battle over the land they lost to Thomson Safaris, a high-end safari outfitter based in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Tuesday, April 15, 201412pm-2pmSuffolk University Law SchoolFunction Room, First Floor120 Tremont StreetBoston, MAA panel discussion featuring tribal leaders describing the loss of tribal lands in Massachusetts and its impact still felt today.Lunch will be served.

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On February 8, 2014, 55 youth from Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador gathered in Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala for Cultural Survival's First Central American Youth Forum.

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By First Peoples WorldwideYou’ve probably heard about Matika Wilbur by now (and if you haven’t, now is a good time to fix that!) Matika Wilbur’s story is that of a young woman with places to go and people to photograph – the 28-year-old Swinomish/Tulalip photographer from the Swinomish Reservation in Washington has started an ambitious project to photograph and collect oral histories from all 562 federally-recognized Indigenous tribes in the United States.

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Set amidst rolling prairies and the Badlands, Young Lakota shares with viewers the perspectives of three young Lakota as they find themselves in the middle of political controversy in the small town of Kyle on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. The film centers on Sunny Clifford, who has recently returned to Pine Ridge after two years in college and aspires to improve the reservation she grew up on.

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For the past couple of weeks, all eyes have been on Russia – on the preparations for the Olympics, on the allegations of human rights violations, and on the infamous awkward toilet arrangements. Let’s take a quick break from tweets of disastrous hotel rooms to examine a population that is often overlooked in Russia – the Indigenous peoples.

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By Jenna WintonOn February 14, 2014, the 23rd annual Women’s Memorial March (WMM) was held I in Vancouver, Canada. While some celebrated Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts eating chocolate and swapping Hallmarks, thousands of Indigenous people and supporters joined the March to honor their murdered and missing loved ones.

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The hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia has caused a recent uproar in the local Indigenous Circassian community. The Circassian ancestral home is Circassia, Russia, an area in the North Caucus along the North East shore of the Black Sea. The 2010 Russian census recorded a population of 718,727 Circassians. Circassians are divided into two main tribes, the Adyghe and the Karbardians. However the whole is made up of twelve different tribes, represented on their flag by twelve distinct stars.

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By Idle No MoreThe February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day each year to honour the memory of Indigenous women, including trans and two-spirit women, who have died as a result of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence. Now in its 23rd year, the March remembers and honours murdered and missing women, and seeks to organize against ongoing gendered violence that women face.

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By Pablo Garcia

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After Cultural Survival supporters sent thousands of emails via our and other websites to the US government to urge it to cease funding the forced eviction Ethiopia’s Indigenous Peoples from their lands, the US government took a stance this year in the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

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Celebrating the legacy of Chico Mendes and the courage of thousands of present-day grassroots activists who follow in his footsteps.April 4-6, 2014School of International ServiceAmerican University, Washington, D.C.See full program here.Meet activists and experts from around the world to discuss and debate global environmental issues that affect all of us.

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