Amadeo García García fishing near Intuto. The Peruvian Amazon was once a vast linguistic repository, but in the last century at least 37 languages have disappeared in Peru alone. Credit Ben C. Solomon/The New York Times
The Taushiro tribe vanished into the jungles of the Amazon basin in Peru generations ago. Amadeo García García is now the last native speaker of their language.
Source: Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.
The Iowa Native Spaces project, led by graduate students and faculty from UI’s History Corps, works closely with tribal partners to help prevent the erasure of Meskwaki and Ioway history and bring Native perspectives to more Iowans.
Source: UI’s Iowa Native Spaces project works with Meskwaki, Ioway to bring historical perspectives to more Iowans
Recent Articles in the New York Times have focused on Native environmental news as part of the paper’s recognition of Native American Heritage Month. In this post, I offer readers a set of three pieces that caught my eye last week.
Derrick Pottle, a lifelong resident of Labrador, on sea ice near Rigolet. Livia Albeck-Ripka/The New York Times
Livia Albeck-Ripka, “Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village.” November, 25, 2017.
Victor Jay Blue, “The Horses at Standing Rock Get a Checkup” (Nov. 23, 2017)
Kallen Harrison with his mare, Oreo. Behind them are volunteers from the Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service program, which provides free and low-cost care to horses in areas with few veterinarians. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times
Brendan Jones, “A Gold Rush in Salmon Country.”
Sockeye salmon in a river near Bristol Bay in southwestern Alaska, where a company wants to mine gold beneath spawning grounds. Credit Trout Unlimited