Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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Free period products for remote Indigenous communities in Canada

A new federal effort aims to reduce period poverty in Canada's northern and remote Indigenous communities. According to recent polls, one in every five Canadians struggles to buy period supplies, and the problem is considerably more severe for Indigenous people living in remote locations. According Read More...

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The Supreme Court of Brazil upholds indigenous land rights: a victory for conservation

Brazil's Supreme Court maintained Indigenous communities' land rights in a landmark decision, putting an end to the prospect of potential rollbacks on these critical safeguards. The court's judgment, made after reviewing a lawsuit filed by the state of Santa Catarina, represents a landmark victory Read More...

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Study lays out ways to enhance Indigenous health

In Australia, Indigenous communities experience poorer health than other Australians and often die at much younger ages. This is due to Indigenous Australians being more likely to have mental health problems, chronic diseases - such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic kidney disease - Read More...

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This group helps Indigenous people protect the world's tropical forests

Looking after more than 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, Indigenous peoples are the world’s most knowledgeable and effective conservationists. Despite growing scientific evidence that they know better than others how to protect our natural heritage, their land and forest rights are Read More...

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Indigenous resistance has prevented a shocking amount of emissions

Indigenous communities have been at the forefront of many climate action and conservation initiatives. While some, like protesting and blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline, are well known, others, like stopping the Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline and installing renewable energy grids on Tribal lands, Read More...

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Indigenous communities combat deforestation with smartphones

As the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made clear, we must act quickly to restore and protect what’s left of the world’s biodiversity while reducing and capturing carbon emissions from the atmosphere. The Amazon rainforest is a vast area of dense forests that Read More...

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The power of cartography for advocacy in Panama's indigenous communities

26-year-old Carlos Doviaza is a self-taught cartographer, but his maps are making a real impact among indigenous communities in Panama. An indigenous person himself, Doviaza feared that these communities, which make up 12 percent of Panama’s population, would be disproportionately affected by the Read More...

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Buy carbon offsets and help indigenous communities with this offset program

Sometimes it feels like there’s only so much we can do in our efforts to be environmentally friendly. We can invest in reusables, but maybe we still need to drive to work if we don’t have reliable public transit. We can eat less meat, but maybe we don’t want to miss out on a trip that Read More...