Kiowa Tribe Builds Its First Tribal Park, Creating a Permanent Home for Sacred Rituals

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Culture

For more than 50 years, members of the Kiowa Gourd Clan have performed their annual Gourd Dance in a public park in southwestern Oklahoma, but a new bridge over the park forced them to come up with a new site. With help from a local contractor, Kiowa tribe members built a new location for the sacred practice: a park with a dance arena – on tribal land.

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As DRC Prepares for Historic Election, Voters Remain Skeptical of Voting Machines

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Elections

As a long-awaited presidential election looms in DRC, voters speculate about the country’s new electronic voting machines: Can a change in technology bring change to the system?

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Zimbabwean Boy Brings Home Water From Well

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Moments

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Their Husbands Casualties of War, Jaffna Women Fish for Their Families

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Entrepreneurship

Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families.

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Argentine Football Fans Celebrate Team’s Win

Region: Argentina

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Former Boarding School Now a College that Welcomes Native American Students

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Education

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is filled with signs of its past and future, as students who are members of Native American tribes fill its halls.

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Greenhouse Farming Offers Lifeline for Zimbabwe’s Unemployed

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Economy

As Zimbabweans continue to cope with an unstable economy, greenhouses are popping up in backyards in both urban and suburban areas. Amateur farmers now provide produce to local markets and earn a consistent income.

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Fertilizing a Rice Field in Sri Lanka

Region: Sri Lanka

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In Nepal, Thanking the Gods for a Harvest

Region: Nepal

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Renewed Political Chaos in Sri Lanka Highlights Efforts to Locate the Thousands Who Disappeared in Civil War

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human Rights

About 16,000 cases of missing persons remain open in Sri Lanka, even though the country’s civil war ended nearly a decade ago. One woman whose son disappeared in 2008 continues to lead a group of families searching for their missing loved ones by organizing strikes and demonstrations to remind people that these cases remain unsolved.

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