• Yaminahua becomes official

    The government of Peru recognized the official language of the alphabet of the indigenous community Yaminahua.

  • Wiwas in charge of nature conservation

    The Wiwa’s lands, once a full green landscape, is now a dusty field in the Colombian dessert that hasn’t stopped changing in the last years. Indigenous communities take action!

  • Why are the lost tribes now emerging from the Amazon?

    Film-maker Angus Macqueen had extraordinary access to one of the last uncontacted indigenous peoples for his new documentary. Here he tells of the struggles they now face on the border of Brazil and Peru

  • When indigenous communities meet DIY drone tutorials

    The Wapichan community is using drones to monitor their land and fight against illegal logging an mining. 

  • Untangling an accounting tool and an ancient Incan mystery

    In a dry canyon strewn with the ruins of a long-dead city, archaeologists have made a discovery they hope will help unravel one of the most tenacious mysteries of ancient Peru: how to read the knotted string records, known as khipus, kept by the Incas.

  • Traces of Maya civilization’s initial collapse found in Guatemala

    Centuries before its cities were totally abandoned, the Mayan civilization suffered its first sudden collapse, US and Guatemalan researchers have determined at the Ceibal archaeological site in Guatemala

  • Thousands of indigenous protest in Brasilia

    Around 2,000 indigenous people from different Brazilian tribes demonstrated in Brasilia demanding that the government speeds up the demarcation of their lands.

  • The Sun is God for Andean Indians

    The sun is viewed as God by the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Andes, who celebrate the summer solstice with a feast of thanksgiving for the harvest and life itself.

  • The real end of the Mayas

    Based on data obtained by radiocarbon studies, ceramic remains and highly controlled archaeological excavations, researchers were able to establish a fairly accurate chronology of population fluctuations, and how building construction increased and decreased in the area.

  • The rain feast: an Aymara measure

    In a moment of severe draught in Bolivia, the Aymara’s festival is "to receive rain, to give water throughout the country," with culture and indigenous customs as the main protagonists.

  • The Mapuche community is fighting for their rights

    The Mapuche community is fighting for their rights

    The native people of Argentina and Chile seek to have their laws respected by the government 

  • The last “lost” tribes of the Amazon?

    Experts suggest there are perhaps 70 such groupings left, numbering anything from 2,000 to 3,000 people in total, nearly all of whom live in the headwaters of the Amazon.

  • Teotihuacán's underground mysteries

    Teotihuacán's underground mysteries

    This ancient city in Mexico may hold answers to questions historians and archeologists have been asking for decades

  • Stars through the eyes of Guarani community

    In a country that beholds each day less the sky, the Paraguayan astronomer Blas Servin reviews the dummy lines connecting the stars to recreate the drawings imagined by Guarani indigenous community

  • Risk is still around

    In the culture section of LatinAmerican Post we saw several actions aiming to preserve indigenous languages in Latin America during 2016, however it seems efforts have not been enough. 

  • REDD+ in Colombia: ancestral knowledge as the base for development

    Colombian take on conservation seeks to protect Amazonian biodiversity through indigenous traditions.

  • Preservation made possible by indigenous women

    Woman plays a fundamental role in the development and preservation of native mother language, an invaluable wealth of the linguistic culture of Latin America.

  • Poverty and indigenous heritage: any possible link?

    According to the INEI figures, poverty affects those who have any of the indigenous languages in as their mother tongue. The National Household Survey (Enaho) indicates that 60.4% of the population of native communities are living in poverty, while 20.1% live in extreme poverty.

  • Pioneer gas project in Latam fails indigenous peoples

    Huge revenues generated by the Camisea project in Peru’s Amazon, but locals suffer from health epidemics and lack of clean water

  • Philip Potdevin took Wayú culture into a book

    The Colombian writer Philip Potdevin has just published his novel 'Palabrero', with Intermediate Publishers.


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