Indigenous

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Chanting "No to the canal!" thousands protested in Nicaragua's capital on Wednesday over a plan that threatens an environmental and land rights catastrophe. The 173-mile, $50 billion canal would link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, passing through Lake Nicaragua. Construction for the canal, which would be bigger than the Panama Canal, is slated...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
As climate talks get underway in Lima, Peru, a comprehensive study by several...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Despite the rain, about 75 activists gathered outside the Washington, D.C. home...

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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...