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Original NAM content, youth media stories, and ethnic media articles on America's indigenous communities. For more information on NAM's coverage of indigenous populations, contact Donal Brown at dbrown [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Climate Change

Is Our Poor Mother Earth Finally Fighting Back?

Navajo Hopi Observer, Commentary, Wells Mahkee, Jr. Feb 03, 2010

With all the recent tragedies the world has encountered in recent years, it's been quite surprising to me that not one person - not even in Indian Country - has mentioned what I happen to believe is happening: our poor planet Earth is striking back.

Prices in Haiti on the Rise While Population Starves

Haitiantimes.com, News Report , Garry Pierre-Pierre Jan 21, 2010

Last week, the price of a small can of rice cost US$2. Tuesday, it costs Haitian US$3.50. A gallon of cooking oil that cost $10 only days ago now fetches US$20. What will they cost tomorrow? No one knows.

Ohlone Nation Fights to Save Ancestral Homeland

New America Media, News report/Video, R.M. Arrieta and Ann Bassette Jan 21, 2010

San Francisco and much of the Bay Area is the ancestral homeland of the Ohlone nation. Remnants of their villages can be found deep beneath the soil. The blood runs deep. They have lived in the Bay Area for more than 10,000 years according to carbon-dated artifacts.

Lorenzo Baca

Lorenzo Baca: 'Veteran of Government Oppression' Endorses Census

New America Media, Profile, Video, Jacob Simas Jan 17, 2010

On Jan. 4, longtime U.S. government critic Lorenzo Baca became the first Native American spiritual leader to offer prayer for the 2010 decennial census, by performing a sunrise ceremony at the northern foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.

New America Now: Haiti Relief Efforts, Value of Nothing, and Sufi Soul

New America Now, Audio, Jan 15, 2010

Relief efforts are underway for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, Raj Patel on why we know the Value of Nothing, and Indian music star Kailash Kher is releasing his first international album,Yatra-Nomadic Souls.

Haitian relief

Haitian Restaurateur Helps With Relief Efforts in LA

Caribpress.com, News report, Sheannette Virtue Jan 14, 2010

Tigeorges is busy coordinating with local Haitians and planning a relief drive at his Glendale Boulevard restaurant Tigeorges Chicken.

New America Now: The Weight of Heaven and The Thing Around Your Neck

New America Now, Audio, Jan 08, 2010

Edward Alden discusses the new Obama immigration policy and his new book, The Closing of the American Border, Thrity Umrigar is the author of The Weight of Heaven, and Chimamanda Ngozi examines what it means to be Nigerian in America in The Thing Around Your Neck.

New Study Shows Impact of Immigrant Labor

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley Jan 08, 2010

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": Immigrants are critical to the country's economic recovery.

Census Goes Off the Rez to Count American Indians

New America Media, News Report , Jacob Simas Dec 26, 2009

There has been a surge in American Indians moving from tribal reservations to urban centers, like Los Angeles County, posing challenges for the 2010 Census.

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