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Lake Titicaca dries up, threatening Indigenous communities

Persistent drought has brought Lake Titicaca to historic lows, endangering the livelihoods and cultures of the Indigenous Uros people who live on its floating islands.

Tim Brinkhof reports for The Revelator.

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Climate change is erasing crucial Indigenous languages

A recent report highlights how climate change is accelerating the loss of Indigenous languages, which hold vital ecological knowledge.

Kiley Price reports for Inside Climate News.

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Pipeline project impacts Indigenous sacred site, fueling legal battle

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project through British Columbia's sacred Pípsell region sparked opposition from the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation over violation of Indigenous Rights and sacred spaces.

Ayesha Habib reports for The Narwhal.

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The struggle to preserve North Sami language amid climate change

In a warming Arctic, the North Sami language, rich in specialized terms for snow, reindeer and fishing, faces the loss of words and knowledge integral to the Sami people's heritage.

Erika Benke reports for the BBC.

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Inuit app SIKU blends traditional knowledge with tech for environmental tracking

An innovative app developed by Inuit communities, SIKU, is redefining the integration of traditional knowledge and scientific data to empower Indigenous groups across the Arctic in environmental monitoring and decision-making.

Hannah Hoag reports for Hakai Magazine.

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‘We said, there must be ladies’: the pioneering Maasai women ending all-male leadership of the land

In one Kenyan reserve, women are taking up roles that give them a say in community life and protecting the land they depend on – inspiring a new generation to follow in their footsteps.

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Tribes, environmental groups ask US court to block $10B energy transmission project in Arizona

A federal judge is being asked to issue a stop-work order on a $10 billion electricity transmission line slated to run through a remote southeastern Arizona valley.