Indigenous rights

Does Colonialism Still Impact Communities Today?

To Understand the Present, We Must Look to the PastBy IndyKids staff In the 1700s and 1800s, rich and powerful European countries, such as Britain, France, Spain and the Netherlands, began to venture out in search of more land and resources that they deemed valuable. They began to establish colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and …

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Indigenous Youth Run 93 Miles to Put Pressure on President Biden to Close the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Musa Hasan, age 12 Several dozen Indigenous youth, some as young as 9 years old, from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservation ran 93 miles to put pressure on President Biden to close the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The event took place on Feb. 9, 2021, in sub-zero temperatures, starting in Timber Lake, South …

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Who Is Jair Bolsonaro and Why Is He Called the “Trump of Brazil”?

By Lukas Azcurrain age: 12 and Indykids staff Jair Bolsonaro is the new president of Brazil. With strong backing from the military,  leaders of evangelical religious groups and the right-wing establishment, he is raising concerns about the future of civil liberties, social equality and environmental protection in the country.  Bolsonaro graduated from the Agulhas Negras …

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