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The Infectious Myth – Indigenous diet and health with Philip Brass – 03.14.17

David discusses the diet of indigenous people on the prairies before and after the invasion of Europeans with Philip Brass, a member of Peepeekisis First Nation in Saskatchewan, who works on community health, local food initiatives, traditional practices, and ceremonies. They discuss the reasons why the health of so many indigenous Canadians is worse than average. They delve into the history of colonization including forced removal to reserves, the old pass system that prevented them leaving the reserve, and the residential schools What are the challenges to reclaiming the indigenous knowledge about local foods for nutrition and for medicine?

Area deforested through forest fires in Itaituba, Pará state. In August 2016, Greenpeace flew over the Amazon to search for and register forest fires spots. This year's forest fire season is already being considered one of the worst ever.
Área desmatada por queimadas em Itaituba, Pará. Em agosto de 2016, o Greenpeace sobrevoou a Amazônia para localizar e registrar focos de queimadas e incêndios florestais. A temporada de queimadas deste ano já é considerada como uma das piores da história.

Anna Sophie Gross – Amazon deforestation rises as government moves to weaken Indigenous protections

The Brazilian government is changing the process for approving indigenous lands, with critics warning the country now risks sliding back after years of progress on climate and environment. The move to strip the country’s National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) of its power on Indigenous land matters comes after the country saw a 30% rise in deforestation of tropical rainforests. Brazil’s justice …