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Land Violence and the Indigenous Female Body:  Mapping the Guarani and Kaiowá experience

jeromelewis , May 27th, 2022


By Anaclara Giurfa de Brito, Tarsila Iglecio With contributions Amelia Yates, Anna Magrì and Sara Cano Diaz. Edited by Jaqueline Aranduha Photo by Fabiana Assis Fernandes The Fir…


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Indigenous People against industry: theatre performance

fstammle , February 18th, 2022


Many of you may have heard about the resistance of Sámi people against the Alta-Kautokeino hydroelectric dam in the 1970s-1980s. Even though the dam was built, the Sámi…


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Women Have Hair, Men Have Nicknames: Remembering Jay Dautcher

Glenn H. Shepard , November 19th, 2021


When I first created this blog ten years ago, I had trouble deciding on a name for it. So I called Jay Dautcher, my multi-talented polyglot musician-climber-anthropologist friend…


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A wildcat doesn’t change its spots: Gold mining on Indigenous lands in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Glenn H. Shepard , June 21st, 2021


A shootout on May 10 between Yanomami Indigenous people and heavily armed illegal miners in Roraima state, Brazil, left three miners and two Yanomami children dead. Since then,…


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Two Archaeologists Unscientifically Argue That Ethical Practice Is Anti-Science

emmalouisebackeanthro , April 27th, 2021


By April M. Beisaw, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Vassar College, NY In recent weeks, two archaeologists–Bruce Bourque and Elizabeth Weiss–have published on how archaeology has …


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"The Camera is our Weapon": Kayapó video warriors featured in new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Glenn H. Shepard , July 28th, 2020


The Kayapó (Megengôkrê) people of Brazil are living proof of the resistance and adaptability of Indigenous cultures. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York …


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Fifty Shades of Green: Reflecting back on the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent in the age of coronavirus [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , June 5th, 2020


The tragic death from coronavirus of indigenous actor Antonio Bolivar, star of the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent, has made me reflect back on all the facts…


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Covid-19: Lessons from the Yanomami [New York Times Op-Ed]

Glenn H. Shepard , May 6th, 2020


This essay, which I translated and edited from an original draft written in French by anthropologist Bruce Albert, was first published by the New York Times on April…


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Coronavirus Brings Back Memories: Indigenous priest reflects on the global pandemic [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , April 14th, 2020


Justino Sarmento Rezende, a Salesian priest of the Tuyuka indigenous people from the upper Rio Negro in Brazil, reflects on the coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of his…


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Voluntary Isolation in the Age of Coronavirus

Glenn H. Shepard , April 8th, 2020


As governments around the world decide on public health measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, indigenous peoples across the Amazon, from the Madre de Dios region in…


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Amazon under Fire: A letter of protest by Brazilian scientists published by the New York Review of Books

Glenn H. Shepard , November 8th, 2019


As Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stood before the United Nations in September of 2019 downplaying media reports of increasing forest fires under his administration and denouncing world-renowned i…


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A Common Cause

Alexandra Frankel , March 13th, 2018


Bernard Perley © 2018 Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2018. “A Common Cause.” Anthropology News website, March 12, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.792


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The Decade of Contact: Isolated indigneous people in the 21st century [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , October 11th, 2017


José Carlos Meirelles, a retired field agent from Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, refers to the current moment for isolated indigenous people of the Amazon as “The Decade…


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The Decade of Contact: Isolated indigneous people in the 21st century [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , October 11th, 2017


José Carlos Meirelles, a retired field agent from Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, refers to the current moment for isolated indigenous people of the Amazon as “The Decade…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 7

Christina Callicott , April 18th, 2017


Conclusion: It’s all fun and games… As I mentioned in the first post of my series, anthropologists and ethnobiologists have played an outsized role in studying and popularizing…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 4

Christina Callicott , March 27th, 2017


Ayahuasca Healings Last week (March 18, 2017), I received an email that read, in toto: Just like I promised: Get the free eBook here (right click, “Save Link…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca

Christina Callicott , March 6th, 2017


Part 2: The New Ayahuasca Churches Yesterday I sat in on a webinar sponsored by ICEERS (the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service) and organized by anthropologist…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca

Christina Callicott , March 5th, 2017


Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Christina Callicott. I’m guessing that by now most of my readers will have heard of this stuff called “ayahuasca.” Everyone from Stephen Colbert…


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Lessons from the Catwoman: Extinction and resilience of Amazonian fauna [exerpt from SAPIENS]

Glenn H. Shepard , February 15th, 2017


Francisco Evangelista, a Paumari Indian who grew up along the Piranha River within the Purus River basin in the Brazilian Amazon, tells a tale from his boyhood about…


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Lessons from the Catwoman: Extinction and resilience of Amazonian fauna [exerpt from SAPIENS]

Glenn H. Shepard , February 15th, 2017


Francisco Evangelista, a Paumari Indian who grew up along the Piranha River within the Purus River basin in the Brazilian Amazon, tells a tale from his boyhood about…


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Lessons from the Catwoman: Extinction and resilience of Amazonian fauna [exerpt from SAPIENS]

Glenn H. Shepard , February 15th, 2017


Francisco Evangelista, a Paumari Indian who grew up along the Piranha River within the Purus River basin in the Brazilian Amazon, tells a tale from his boyhood about…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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