Russian ice dance pair Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin continue to irk Aboriginal peoples in Australia, this time at the Olympics, with their controversial outfits and music. The dynamic duo debuted their “indigenous-themed dance at last year’s European Championships where it … soon sparked outrage” for its minstrel-like appearance and casual use of didgeridoo music. […]
The Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recently issued its first-ever report on The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, all 370 million of them. Written by seven independent experts — all of them indigenous, according to GlobalPost — chapter topics include self-determination, cultural diversity, health, education, and the environment.
While I have every intention of blogging about the pro- and anti-Olympic arguments kicking up snow within the indigenous corners (and beyond) of the InterWeb, I wanted to draw attention at this time to the two Aboriginal athletes in competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics. (There are also two at the Paralympics, which immediately follow. More on them […]
The second ‘Twilight’ film, New Moon, has made millions upon millions of dollars for Hollywood. Author Stephenie Meyer hasn’t made out so badly either. But, as a Feb. 7 New York Times Op-Ed piece points out, there is one group that hasn’t raked in the New Moon moola: the Quileute Nation of the Pacific Northwest. […]
Al-Jazeera English piece on current relations between the indigenous Ainu and the Japanese government, perhaps “the last developed country to move towards indigenous people’s rights” (artist Koji Yuki).