Americas: On And On

January 13
This Language Was Long Believed Extinct. Then One Man Spoke Up.
Marvel’s Echo: Choctaw Creation Myth & Real World Differences Explained
‘Echo’s Choctaw Origin Story Is Based on a Real Legend
Between the forest and death in Paraguay
Grenada’s centenary could be illuminated by Paris triumphs

Marvel’s Echo Is a Wonderful Representation of Choctaw Culture
Former Suriname president fails to report to prison following ‘December murders’ conviction
Scores of hostages released from gang-controlled prisons, Ecuador government claims
Sint Maarten: Four political parties sign historic coalition agreement

January 15, 3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
After centuries of erasure, Arizona tribes fight to preserve culture through language
Greenland profile
A champion of Inuit language and culture named to Order of Canada
Navajo president warns of uranium transports through tribal lands
Families of Creek enslaved people seek tribal citizenship
Nicaragua releases and expels 19 clerics, including Bishop Rolando Alvarez, to the Vatican
Guatemala country profile
Reformist Arevalo sworn in as Guatemala’s president despite opponents’ efforts to derail transition
Ecuador: Homicide rate among children and adolescents soars 640 per cent in four years – UNICEF
Argentina’s Vaca Muerta: 10 Years of Fracking and Local Resistance
Turks and Caicos wins big in USA Today 10Best Awards 2024
Antigua & Barbuda reaffirms commitment to One China Policy
Aruba Shares Development Updates for 2024
IDB to help Barbados increase coastal resilience
Guadeloupe in murky waters: French islands hit by wastewater treatment scandal

89-year-old had to ‘Speak Up’ to Save Believed-Extinct Language of Indigenous People Who Revered Silence
3 New Year’s Resolutions Regarding The Importance Of Religious Freedom
‘We should decide’: Native American speakers urge Copley-Fairlawn to change Indians mascot
Murder, drought and peyote: the deadly struggle for Mexico’s water
Brazil announces permanent military presence in embattled Yanomami Indigenous Territory
Mass Stipends for Priests in Peru
Colombia’s Awá indians, closer to justice but plagued by violence
The Caribbean Netherlands in numbers
Foreign Minister Wu reiterates the value of Taiwan’s deep bond with St. Vincent and the Grenadines
‘The last thing I wanted’: cesarean rates in Puerto Rico soar amid health crisis
International Judo Federation Academy in Dominican Republic for the 5th Time
‘Giving us oxygen’: Italy turns to Cuba to help revive ailing health system

Cherokee cannabis business shows forward movement
Nygren delivers his first People’s State of Navajo Nation address
New School on Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation supports inclusive education for future generations
US Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Dodd’s Travel to Belize and Costa Rica
Costa Rica Strengthens Fight Against Organized Crime
The EU Deserves Credit for Helping to Protect Democracy in Guatemala
Argentinian President Javier Milei says he has begun discussions with UK about Falkland Islands
Outcry over deforestation as Suriname’s agriculture plans come to light
Guyana Amerindian communities fear Venezuela’s move to annex oil-rich region is Guarani’s new master sponsor for 2024
Ecuador prosecutor probing TV studio attack killed
Chile becomes first nation to approve ratification of historic UN Ocean Treaty
In Venezuela, activists cry foul after reported priest suicide
Four-day work week to be trialled in Dominican Republic
Chinese vice president meets president of Dominican Republic’s chamber of deputies

Indigenous Miskitu Migrants Are Fleeing for their Lives
Why you should care about Indigenous languages
Fawn Sharp: The world needs Indigenous leaders
Latin America Macro Key Themes For 2024: Decelerating Growth And A Packed Election Schedule Define The Year Ahead
Greenland Ice Sheet Loss Since 1985 Was Highly Underestimated, New Study Reveals
The Simpsons Make Their Mark in Inuit Art
Expanding Horizons: Choctaw Nation’s BEYOND Program Receives Expanded BVLOS Authorization
French Guiana to gain connection to South America-Europe cable
Battling child marriage: Testimony from Ipas spurs government commitment in Bolivia
Bolivia step closer to full lithium potential as $1bn Chinese deal closes
How Ecuador went from an ‘island of peace’ to one of the world’s most violent countries
Gold miners bring fresh wave of suffering to Brazil’s Yanomami
Firestorm brews in the Caribbean over giving more power to UK over British Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix Tap Water Remains Unsafe Two Months After Biden Declared State of Emergency
Jérémy Sebas: A Rising Star from Martinique
Top things you did not know about Jamaica’s rising sprint star Alana Reid
Haiti: residents trapped as armed gangs target key pocket of Port-au-Prince
Stories from the UN Archive: Cuba’s longest ‘brief’ speech at UN

Latin America’s colonial period was far less Catholic than it might seem − despite the Inquisition’s attempts to police religion
Canada signs over control of resources to Inuit region
Navajo Code Talkers and the Congressional Gold Medal
Navajo Nation ‘relieved’ human remains didn’t make it to the moon. Celestis vows to try again.
Wisconsin Historical Society hosts Ojibwe storytelling series online
Belize: On the Way to Somewhere
Convicting presidents: the Suriname case
Founders links Antino’s high-grade zones in Suriname
Palestinians welcome Chile and Mexico’s call for ICC probe into Gaza war
Chilean Carbon Market Recognizes Verra-Certified Projects
Leveraging limited data from wildlife monitoring in a conflict affected region in Venezuela

Kingston Boosts Support for Indigenous Language Learning
Native American News Roundup January 14-20, 2024
95 Aztec Baby Names
As Travelers Search For Meaning, Indigenous Tourism Is Taking Off
The problematic relationship between Brazil’s military and illegal miners

How King’s words brought America closer to its best
Ángela Camacho, activist and artist: ‘There is no perfect way of being Indigenous’
Photo story: the crafts, customs and cuisine of St Lucia
China hopes to synergize development strategies with Jamaica: Chinese FM
Jamaican in Beijing introduces people-to-people exchange programs

A caravan of migrants from Honduras who were heading to the US dissolves in Guatemala
Curaçao seeking closer trade ties with Suriname
Guyana and Suriname breathe new life into FPSO demand
Alberta claims it now rivals Bermuda, Barbados and Vermont as a captive domicile

Taiwan, Belize hold first ECA administrative committee meeting
Costa Rica’s tapir resurgence sparks hope for ‘gardeners of the forest’
Researchers unveil the mysteries of the Florentine Codex
Is Uruguay Changing Too Slowly?
Uncovering the illegal jaguar trade in Bolivia with Emi Kondo | Mongabay Sessions
St Vincent’s Prime Minister attends Summit in Uganda
Trinidad and Tobago: Secure Return of Trinidadians Held in Syria

There’s a notion that Indians practicing their religions are less than religious
Letter from Panama’s ‘Little Hiroshima’
The Afro-Indigenous Peoples of Honduras: Exclusion, Conflict, and Migration
Xi meets Antigua and Barbuda’s prime minister

Bermuda’s international standing clearer than ever: Abir’s Huff
Mille Lacs Band’s chief executive Benjamin won’t seek reelection, calls job ‘greatest honor of my life’
Blended microfinancing set to benefit SMEs in Antigua and Barbuda
Cuba’s Bandec Introduces New Dollar Prepaid Cards in Cuba for Nationals and Foreigners

Museums cover Native displays after new repatriation rules
NYC’s Museum of Natural History closes some Native American displays after Biden admin. changes
The American Museum of Natural History to Close Exhibits Displaying Native American Belongings
“Atlas” of Latin America and the Caribbean: 17 sustainable development initiatives
Red Sea, Black Sea and Panama Canal: UNCTAD raises alarm on global trade disruptions
‘Their lives would be in danger’: Surge of violence in Ecuador threatens accountability journalism
Crisis in Ecuador
Threats and street justice: How violence is transforming life in Ecuador
Brazil Indigenous group’s crisis persists after 308 deaths in 2023, report says
Jennifer Lopez to produce Bob the Builder film set in Puerto Rico
Kenyan court rules deployment to lead UN mission in Haiti ‘illegal’

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
How to Save Indigenous Languages
The State of the World’s 7,168 Living Languages
The Native Americans who back Israel against Hamas
New York museum to close halls featuring Native American artifacts
How Guyana’s big oil boom turned it into the world’s fastest-growing economy
Why Lula has failed to address the Yanomami genocide
Anguilla Government Launches ‘Stop the Guns’ Campaign to Combat Gun Violence
US issues travel warning for Bahamas after 18 murders reported this month

Rodeo plays a central role in Native American culture
Empowering Cherokee students and increasing educational access
Inside the Amazon’s tallest treehouse, where Peruvians are taught to combat deforestation with tech

1863 January 29: Bear River Massacre
First ever U.S. Indigenous Marine Stewardship Area declared in California
How rice hidden by a woman fleeing slavery in the 1700s could help her descendants
Mapuche Resistance behind National Park fire, Chubut governor says
Learn more about: “Infertile Bodies-Territories: Extractivism and Indigenous Women’s Rights in Latin America”
A Unique Opportunity For A Unique Turks And Caicos

Lily Gladstone: The Native American actress who could make Oscars history
Learn more about: “Fragmented Indigenous Struggle: Contentious Politics and the Mapuche in Chile”
Trump 2.0: Now is the time for America and its allies to recommit to their shared values
Multilateral organizations are calling for improvements in education in Panama
Mexico: Stop the attacks against indigenous land and territory defenders in the context of the Interoceanic Corridor
In Peru, a Mission to Save the Stingless Bee
Meet the think tank behind the agribusiness’ legislative wins in Brazil
Why the AI Boom is a Windfall for Tiny Anguilla
Kazakhstan, Saint Kitts and Nevis Sign Visa-Free Agreement
Absolute economic contribution of tourism in the Dominican Republic from 2014 to 2029

Bridging the Surgical Gap for Rural Indigenous Communities
Learn more about: “Native American Support for the American Legal System”
Oregon governor reactivates special cultural task force for Native American items
Walt Bresette, Ojibwe leader and environmental hero, in Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame
St. Cloud woman combines Ojibwe and Muslim beliefs to forge her own path
Hundreds of penguin chicks die of bird flu in Falklands, millions more at risk
How Argentina’s protesters are responding to a new president who wants to end environmental protections and sell off natural resources
How Can the UN Best Support Kenya’s Mission to Haiti? Delay Provides Time to Reflect

February 1
February: African-American History Month, US
In Arizona, these young Native American voters seize their political power
Panama: Cardinal Lacunza disappears in unknown circumstances
Amidst Failed US Sanctions, the Indigenous Pay the Price for Nicaragua’s Gold Rush
French Guiana: Unionized fuel station managers continue territorywide indefinite strike as of Feb. 1
Suriname’s social workforce strengthened
UN Expert: Peru’s Forestry Law Revision Endangers Indigenous Survival
Ecuador Court Orders Stolen Land Returned to Siekopai People
Brazil’s Air Force intercepts plane over Yanomami Indigenous Territory
Magic mushroom therapy is booming in Jamaica

The debate over Native American mascots persists as some schools reinstate the logos
Bermuda enacts a corporate income tax, requiring businesses to begin preparing for compliance
Letters to the Editor: The Navajo language saved American lives — after the U.S. tried to kill it off
Columbus State alumni lead this year’s class of Muscogee County teachers of the year
The ‘cult’ of Bukele: El Salvador’s bitcoin-loving strongman heads for second term
Mexico’s Purepecha Indigenous group welcomes the New Year with ancient ‘New Fire’ ceremony
Mexico: Distribution of languages in 2020
Total war between Bolivia’s former allies: road blocks led by Evo Morales stifle the government of Luis Arce
Curaçao divers call for national Green Fins recognition
Haiti: Humanitarian Needs and Response Plan 2024

Gold fever: big mining companies circle as El Salvador prepares to reverse ban
Lonko Mauro Millán: “They call us terrorists for defending life”.
Chile declares state of emergency over deadly forest fires

Western science beginning to catch up to what Indigenous history has always known
‘You are hereby Banished,’ Oglala Sioux Tribe President responds to Gov. Noem’s border address
Oglala Sioux ban South Dakota’s governor from tribal lands over U.S.-Mexico border remarks
El Salvador: protests continue, despite being officially banned

El Salvador’s Bukele claims ‘record’ reelection win after gang crackdown
Harmful mining continues in Nicaragua despite U.S. sanctions, new investigation shows
For Indigenous Women in Southern Mexico, the Route to Justice Is Long and Expensive
In Bolivia, a ‘conservation mosaic’ gets another (big) piece
Mining in the 21st century Hispanosphere and beyond: transition, resistance and empowerment
From murder to mining, threats abound in Colombian Amazon Indigenous reserves
Montserrat’s Calypso King, Justin “Hero” Cassell has passed
Turks And Caicos Islands Welcomed 1.5million Tourists In 2023
Pope Francis calls Sister Paësie in Haiti to offer his support

Why the birthplace of the Western Apache religion shouldn’t be destroyed by a copper mine
‘It’s a public health issue’: inside the fight to change Native American mascots
Can Native Speakers Change Health Care in the Navajo Nation?
Renowned Choctaw geologist and beadworker teaches at Whitman
‘We all have something to learn from history’: university hosts Muscogee lecturer
Popular Paraguay diversifies with first ever global guarani bond
Chile wildfires: Hundreds missing as thousands of homes burn
Indigenous Zenú turn to ancestral seeds, agroecology to climate-proof their farming
Anguilla Achieves All-Time High In Stopover Arrivals
FOMB warns Puerto Rico bonds could be worthless

1974 February 7: Grenada Independence Day
How Indigenous Conflicts in Chile Ended up Targeting Christians
What to know about South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s banishment from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Emory hosts Mvskoke language teacher in continuation of relationship with Muscogee Nation
Nicaragua grants political asylum to former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli
Students Build Adventist Church for Growing Congregation in the Dominican Republic
Comment: Haiti cannot build peace on an empty stomach

Colorado Law hosts UN Forum covering Indigenous Peoples and the “greening” economy
State of School Feeding in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022
America should not allow its trade programme with Africa to die
‘We hold you sacred’: how a mobile drug unit is fighting the opioid crisis in the Cherokee Nation
When in Costa Rica: Master Local Sign Language and Snack Etiquette
Nicaragua files application to join South Africa’s genocide case against Israel
China, Honduras sign FTA early harvest arrangement
French Guiana: Elevated dengue fever activity reported in multiple areas, especially Ile de Cayenne, in early February
Operation Ignis Deals Blow to Organized Crime in Paraguay
UK to send specialist assistance to Turks and Caicos after surge in fatal shootings
EU takes Cayman Islands off AML list
Moving to Puerto Rico comes with lifestyle perks and tax breaks. Trade-offs include healthcare, schools, and furniture.

New Mexico legislators seek endowment to bolster autonomous tribal education programs
Reimagined St. Ignace memorial to be a showcase of Native American history
Phillips’s selling show of contemporary Indigenous art reflects surge in curatorial interest
Mother in Inuit identity fraud case pleads guilty, charges against daughters withdrawn
Government of Belize must respect Maya land rights
Municipal Elections in Costa Rica
El Salvador unveils ultra-modern national library gifted by China
Murder, Corruption, and Drugs: The Ledgers That Could Sink Honduras’ Ex-President
Venezuela building up troops on Guyana border, satellite images show
First steps towards a risk management plan in Paraguay’s Missions
Strengthening healthcare in Paraguay’s underserved northeast
Extreme fire-weather in Chile driven by climate change and El Niño
Critics decry controversial bill that loosens deforestation restrictions in Peru
One big benefactor of the AI boom: The tiny island of Anguilla
Donald Trump clinches win at US Virgin Islands caucus, which defied Republican Party rules
Jamaica and the Bahamas are pushing back against U.S. travel warnings
Haiti: Human rights deteriorating as gang violence spreads
Haiti: Türk warns of deepening human rights crisis following most violent month in two years

For Native American Activists, the Kansas City Chiefs Have It All Wrong
What you should know about Mexico and Australia’s Indigenous diplomacy
Venezuela builds forces near border with Guyana despite agreement to de-escalate
Andean farmers use age-old technique amid climate change
Argentina Getting Its First Female Saint

Indigenous Languages Are Founts of Environmental Knowledge
Panama: WHO conference on tobacco ends with emphasis on protection of the environment

1818 February 12: Chile Independence Day
Reviving Gaumiyathu: Indigenous Language Education in 11 Schools
Celebrating Native American Tribal Nations: Photography Exhibition at 808 Gallery
Fifty years on, a case to uphold Indigenous rights resonates in the US
Shuvinai Ashoona’s Visions of Inuit History and Resilience
Costa Rica asks EU for help to fight drug trafficking in the country
Rio’s Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands
The mysterious origins of Peru’s oldest indigenous people
Rio’s Carnival Parade Makes Plea to Stop Illegal Mining in Indigenous Lands
Former Premier of British Virgin Islands Guilty in Landmark Drug Case
Russian National’s Unlicensed Gun Case in Cayman Islands Sparks Legal Debate
Martinique: Exploring the Caribbean’s “island of flowers”
Martinique: where African, French, and Indian communities weave harmoniously

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Carnival brings Amazon rainforest to the streets
Greenland is getting greener. That could have huge consequences for the world
Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet
Diné archaeologist publishes essay about Navajo community school
Choctaw, Potawatomi football players win Super Bowl
Costa Rica Tourism Arrivals Projected To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Levels In 2024
Te Hiku Media’s AI Quest: Saving Argentina’s Indigenous Languages
Samba against illegal mining: How indigenous people brought their fight to Rio’s Carnival
US and Barbados Collaborate on Cybersecurity
Mysterious oil spill sparks national emergency in Trinidad and Tobago

‘Preserving language, reinforcing communities’: the school saving one of Louisiana’s oldest dialects
Marking Resilience: Indigenous North American Prints
Choctaw Nation Among Top 50 on Forbes List of America’s Best Large Employers for 2024
How Choctaw girls basketball pulled off first undefeated regular season
United States – Uruguay Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue
Strengthening the US-Uruguay Security Partnership
Paraguay senate expels one of few opposition members, sparking protests
Why Bolivia is Burning
Bolivia: Women’s education a catalyst for societal progress
Théo de Gueltzl Documents the Role of Wind and Land in Colombia’s Indigenous Wayuu Community
Dominica committed to One China Policy following Taiwan election
Dominican Republic: Municipal elections scheduled nationwide Feb. 18
Families continue to flee capital as new bout of gang violence grips Haiti
South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Cuba, North Korea’s old friend

Native American organizations call on Oregon Legislature to advance Indigenous community priorities
Inuit app SIKU blends traditional knowledge with tech for environmental tracking
Oklahoma governor was uninformed and disrespectful about Navajo Nation, leaders say
Coffee Conversation: Ojibwe Winter Games returns to UMD on February 17
NASA Welcomes Uruguay Foreign Minister for Artemis Accords Signing
Outlaw Capital: the inner workings of trade in Paraguay’s Ciudad del Este
Beyond Bogotá: Confronting Colombia’s Education Divide
Longtime Russian financier opens bank in secretive St. Kitts and Nevis
Tobago oil spill spreads to Grenada waters and could affect Venezuela
Meet the team forming a new set of narratives about Puerto Rico

Latin America’s «Pivot to Asia»?
The Uruguay Way: Achieving Energy Sovereignty in the Developing World
How Russia Recruits Soldiers From Cuba to Fight in Ukraine

February 21: International Mother Language Day
1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day
1844 February 27: Dominican Republic Independence Day
1926 March 2: James Ronald Webster’s Birthday, Anguilla