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For Oklahoma Cherokees, Public School Consolidation May Mean Losing Ties to Culture

Region: Tribal NationsUnited States

Topics: CultureEducation

In one Oklahoma town, a state budget crisis and low enrollment have reignited rumors that the local public school will be shut down. The closure might save money, but for the community’s Cherokee population, there’s much more at stake.

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Shiprock Marathon Runs Through Navajo Land

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Communities Take Local Steps to Address Food Insecurity, But Global Impact Remains Unclear

Region: United States

Topics: CultureEducationEnvironmentHealth

From Mexico to rural Nepal, Global Press Journal has reported on communities around the world taking hyperlocal action against the threat of food insecurity. Experts put these community responses in global context and weigh in on whether these small-scale actions will be influential and sustainable against the worldwide threat of climate change.

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Our Bodies, Our Ideals: Tracing the Line Between Vanity and Obsessiveness

Region: AmericasUnited States

Topics: Human Rights

It’s entirely possible to liberate oneself from oppressive standards of beauty while enhancing one’s allure, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, co-author of “Sexy Feminism.” But it’s not easy.

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Global Press Institute Founder Wins $100,000 Social Justice Innovation Prize

Region: AmericasUnited States

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GPI Founder Cristi Hegranes is a recipient of the 2012 Grinnell Prize. The prize honors young social justice innovators who have shown extraordinary commitment and accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

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