Posts Tagged ‘Indigenous Communities’

Democracy Threatened When Census Undercounts Populations

The 2020 U.S. Census is still two years away, but experts and civil rights groups are already disputing the results. Professor Emily Merchant’s research on the international history of demography demonstrates that the question of how to equitably count the population is not new, nor is it unique to the United States.

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Lessons from Fort Apache: Beyond Language Endangerment and Maintenance

  This incisive ethnographic analysis of indigenous language documentation, maintenance, and revitalization focuses on linguistic heritage issues on the Native American reservation at Fort Apache and explores the broader social, political …

Is "Sociobiologist" Napoleon Chagon Really a Disciple of Margaret Mead?

Before I get to Margaret Mead, a bit of breaking news about the Napoleon Chagnon controversy, the subject of my previous post . Chagnon and his supporters have described his election last year to the National Academy of Sciences as “vindication,” as …

Alaskans Try to Flee Climate Change Impacts but Find Little Help

Superstorm Sandy was a dramatic preview of what cities on the Eastern Seaboard might expect as climate change intensifies, but 12 small, indigenous communities on Alaska's coast provide the most extreme example of how global warming can wreak havoc…

Australian Aboriginal Rock Art Is 28,000 Years Old

Art on the ceiling of the shelter Narwala Gabarnmang. Credit: University of Southern QueenslandAboriginal Rock Art Is 28,000 Years Old — Cosmos/AFPSYDNEY: Aboriginal rock art found in remote Australia has been dated at 28,000 years old, experts have s…

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