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Time to honour our original people

THE deaths of 14 Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe – the country’s last indigenous nomadic community in Kuala Koh, Kelantan – with scores more hospitalised, is a

Mexico accuses fashion house Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican government has called out fashion house Carolina Herrera for the "cultural appropriation" of indigenous patterns and textiles from Mexico in its latest collection.

Need to address root cause

From MEENAKSHI RAMAN, President, Sahabat Alam Malaysia.

Activist organises walk to raise awareness of MA63 at Pesta Kaamatan

KOTA KINABALU: A walk will be held in conjunction with Sabah's annual Pesta Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) on May 30 (Thursday) to raise awareness on indigenous rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Reaching out to needy kids again

THE smiles of the children said it all as they enjoyed a buka puasa session in the company of friends and new acquaintances at Mydin Mall Bukit Mertajam in Prai, Penang.

Soldiers held hostage, villagers killed: the untold story of Venezuelan aid violence

KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela (Reuters) - At dawn on February 22, as Venezuela's opposition was preparing to bring humanitarian aid into the country, a convoy of military vehicles drove into the indigenous village of Kumarakapay on its way to the Brazilian border.

New high for indigenous Thai farmers

DOI TUNG: Somchai Sophonsook­paiboon does not remember much about his younger years, except that they were spent in an opium haze.

Big Brother-style surveillance gives new insight into Amazon’s hidden wildlife

Scientists are deploying ultra-sensitive sensors in the Amazon to collect images and sounds of the rainforest’s rich biodiversity in real time, in an effort to track preservation efforts.

Panama election hopefuls court poor in tale of two societies

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama elects a new president on Sunday who will inherit Latin America's fastest-growing economy and rising pressure to reduce inequality in the financial hub that straddles two oceans.

Pitas hosts launch of Kaamatan festival with ritual

PITAS: Pesta Kaamatan (harvest festival) has kicked off here with a magavau, a ceremony to appease the bambarayon (rice spirit).