Indigenous

Fabíola Ortiz
PISAC, Peru (IPS)—In this town in Peru’s highlands over 3,000 metres above sea level, in the mountains surrounding the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Quechua Indians who have lived here since time immemorial are worried about threats to their potato crops from alterations in rainfall patterns and temperatures. “The families’ food security is...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In the face of months of growing opposition and protests by local people, a...
Alexander Zaitchik, Rolling Stone
On the morning of December 5th, a dark piece of news began circulating at the U...

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In a landmark ruling on a case filed by a group of Native Americans, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled six trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" because the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal laws banning offensive language. Team officials have long fought a change to the name, which refers to a colonial-era bounty on Native-American heads, from 50 pounds for adult male scalps to 20 for kids'. The team says any change...