"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

Hannah Ellman for Cultural Survival – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/CS) Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Deborah Spears Moorehead, an artist from the Seaconke, Pokanoket, Wampanoag, Narragansett, Pequot, Mohawk, and Nipmuc Tribal Nations in New England, has been drawing since she can remember. “The Creator chose me to have the talent to be an artist. I started […]

Continued Kenya land grabs hurt indigenous Sengwer women & families

Continued Kenya land grabs hurt indigenous Sengwer women & families

WNN Breaking (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: With ongoing struggles indigenous rights in Kenya continue to be compromised as government land grabs deny those in greatest need for cultural identity and dignity, the indigenous Sengwer. Five years following the 2009 shooting of Mrs. Beatrice Chepkorir, a Sengwer indigenous woman who survived after she was sent […]

An Australian aboriginal child can stand proud – Radio talk with Muriel Bamblett

An Australian aboriginal child can stand proud – Radio talk with Muriel Bamblett

WNN – Radio on Air (WNN) Victoria, AUSTRALIA: “We’re a people without status. We’re not formally recognized within the constitution. And it’s concerning that aboriginal people are scared to say they’re aboriginal,” says Muriel Bamblett, CEO of the CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency in Victoria, Australia, who is herself aboriginal and a […]

Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Mark Tran – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) AFRICA: Human rights are the most powerful tool to ensure efforts against hunger and malnutrition tackle structural causes and are not reduced to short-term strategies, civil society groups said in a report published on Tuesday. Who Decides About Global Food and Nutrition? – Strategies to Regain Control argues […]

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Cristina Avila-Zesatti – WNN Improve It (WNN/GPI) Oaxaca, MEXICO: She is cursed and persecuted by her home community. She has received death threats. Federal police follow her to protect her life. Still, she describes herself as “the freest woman in the world.” She is Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza. Cruz is from the village of Santa Maria […]

CANADA: Young aboriginal mothers learn pregnancy health through comic book art

CANADA: Young aboriginal mothers learn pregnancy health through comic book art

WNN Breaking (WNN) Courtenay, BC, CANADA: Working to reach indigenous Aboriginal youth, as well as other Canadian youth, through comic book literature, the Canadian based Healthy Aboriginal Network is reaching the public with the launch of their latest new comic book, “It Takes a Village,” which outlines how young Canadian indigenous women can keep good […]