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King crabs invade UK waters threatening native species

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Invasive king crabs have made their way to British shores, sparking fears that local brown crab and scallop populations could be decimated. This week, fishers in North Yorkshire found their pots heavy not with brown c...

Native American tribes reclaim California redwood land for preservation

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The descendants of Native American tribes on the northern California coast are reclaiming part of their ancestral homeland, including ancient redwoods that have stood since their forebears walked the land. Save the R...

Native American communities lashed by Covid, worsening chronic inequities

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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic the president of one of the largest Native American– run non-profits has warned that health and economic disparities are still seriously affecting Indigenous communities, despite some progre...

A Native American designed Washington’s logo. Now his family want it back

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Don Wetzel traveled all the way to the US capital from Montana last month to meet with politicians and to take in a Washington Football Team home game. As he moved through the crowd outside FedEx Field, he could not h...

Exeter Chiefs to ditch Native American branding after consulting fans

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Exeter Chiefs are preparing to ditch their Native American branding after calls from a majority of their supporters to make a change. In a statement Exeter stopped short of confirming their future plans but said a dec...

Australia faces wave of native extinctions without urgent action on invasive species, CSIRO reports

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Australia could face a wave of plant and animal extinctions by 2050 unless it takes urgent action to address the threat of invasive species, according to a new report that finds the problem is already costing at least...

‘Heal the past’: first Native American confirmed to oversee national parks

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Charles “Chuck” F Sams III made history this week in becoming the first-ever Native American confirmed to lead the National Park Service. Sams, an enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indi...

America’s native grasslands are disappearing

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When Patrick Lendrum steps out into a natural grassland, he gets an incredible feeling of vastness looking out over the land – no mountains or trees or forests, just open expanse. “The solitude out there is incredible...

Native American groups capitalize on record donations to confront chronic hardship

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Leaders of non-profit organizations serving Native American communities in the US say they have been inundated with unprecedented financial support over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Native Americans are three ...

A-level textbook withdrawn over ‘inappropriate’ Native American question

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An A-level textbook has been withdrawn after a youth worker raised the alarm about an “inappropriate” question asking whether the treatment of Native Americans had been exaggerated. Hannah Wilkinson tweeted her horror...

‘They just didn’t care’: families of missing Native women call out indifferent police

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Monica Fast Horse texted her 26-year-old daughter on a Thursday evening in August to ask when she would be home. It wasn’t fear that drove her to it, it was simply what they always did: they checked in with each other...

Native Trail surges to Dewhurst Stakes victory and four races unbeaten

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Native Trail extended his unbeaten record to four races and confirmed his status as the winter favourite for the 2,000 Guineas with a convincing success in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, surging into the ...

‘They don’t include Native voices’: tribes fight to ensure their votes count

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In a small unadorned conference room in the North Dakota state capitol, Collette Brown, a representative for the Spirit Lake Nation, stood up on 26 August to testify on behalf of the 7,559 members of her federally rec...

Families of missing and murdered Native women ask: ‘Where’s the attention for ours?

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The case of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito came to a tragic conclusion this week when the FBI reported her body had been found in a US national park in Wyoming. And just as they had been during the frantic search fo...

How Māori women have reshaped New Zealand’s media through their native language

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Early this week, Māni Dunlop, presenter of RNZ’s Midday Report Te Pūrongo o te Poutūtanga, sent out an astonished tweet: “It’s a record whānau (family) – no racist messages or texts on the show … is this what progress...

Native American tribes enforce mask mandates regardless of state bans

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Native American tribes across the handful of US states with bans on school mask mandates have asserted their powers as sovereign nations to defy the orders, with many also implementing their own testing and vaccine di...

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