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    New Water Distribution System Will Benefit Three Indigenous Communities of Talamanca

    In order to continue strengthening development in indigenous communities, the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) invests ₡ 920 million to provide...

    UN Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples Highlights Projects in Tico Southern Communities

    The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) on the rights of indigenous peoples, Francisco Calí Tzay, of the Mayan Cakchiquel ethnic group and...

    Costa Rican Indigenous Women Awarded for Producing Sustainable Cocoa

    When producing organic cocoa, the Association of Indigenous Women of Talamanca (ACOMUITA) in Costa Rica use an ancestral system that is based on sustainable...

    The Indigenous Sisters Who Created Lagoons Mixing Ancestral Practices With Scientific Knowhow

    The ancestral practice with which Magdalena, Marcela, and Lidia Machaca, three sisters have created 71 lagoons

    The Ingenuity of an Indigenous Community Could Naturally Heal Its River

    Creating a bioremediation system that uses simple techniques to sediment water and capture metals with the help of artificial wetlands.

    Venezuelan Biologist Researches into the Microbiome of Remote Indigenous Communities from South America (Part...

    Effects of eating a high fiber diet The optimal microbiota diversity in each organ is different. For example, that of the intestine is different from...

    Venezuelan Biologist Researches into the Microbiome of Remote Indigenous Communities from South America (Part...

    Antimicrobial practices The Venezuelan microbiologist recalled the findings of her research. The mouth has a large number of bacteria, many of which are not harmful...

    Flags At Half Mast In Canada For Indigenous Children Who Died In Former Boarding...

    Canada waved its flags at half mast on Sunday in mourning after the discovery of the remains of 215 Aboriginal children on the site...

    Venezuelan Biologist Researches the Microbiome of Remote Indigenous Communities from South America (Part 1)

    25 years ago, Venezuelan microbiologist María Gloria Domínguez Bello, from Caracas, began doing research with indigenous communities. That experience has been very revealing, and...

    Are Costa Rica’s Indigenous Languages Doomed to Disappear? Part 2

    Most of the indigenous communities that inhabit Costa Rica continue facing a cultural threat: the loss of their unique, pre Columbian languages. Carlos Sánchez...
    Are Costa Rica’s Indigenous Languages Doomed to Disappear

    Are Costa Rica’s Indigenous Languages Doomed to Disappear? Part 1

    In a few words, it has been known to happen. The Chorotega and Huetar languages, which were spoken in the Nicoya peninsula and in...

    United Nations Project in Costa Rica Positions Leadership of Indigenous and Migrant Women

    Strengthening the participation of women from groups in vulnerable situations and promoting peaceful coexistence in territories at risk of conflict, especially indigenous peoples, is...

    Costa Rican Easter Culinary Traditions Prevent Food Loss and Waste

    For Costa Ricans, food has a special value during Easter. At this time, families enjoy honey, pickles, minced meat, donuts, cakes and other foods...

    Exhibition Highlights Costa Rica´s Stone Legacy

    The Legado en Piedra exhibition seeks to highlight the stupendous quality of the manufacturing of this material by the indigenous populations of Costa Rica,...

    Special Olympics Will Have Events of the Indigenous Ticos for the First Time

    A delegation from the Special Olympics visited eight indigenous territories of Costa Rica in order to make visible and offer new opportunities to people...

    Solar Panels Will Bring Electricity to 46 Tico Indigenous Families of Conte Burica

    Forty-six Ngöbe indigenous families from Conte Burica will have electricity thanks to the donation of solar panels for their homes.

    Indigenous Knowledge is Many Ways More Profound Than Science

    Like much of everything, science can be influenced by money and profit.

    Go Hiking in the Cabécar Indigenous Community on an Amazing 10 km Route

    Hiking and learning about the customs, culture, gastronomy, and natural landscapes observed in an indigenous community will be possible with the group of hikers...

    Agrarian Defense: The Heroic Lawyers of Farmers and Indigenous Communities in Costa Rica

    For people with low economic resources who have an agrarian or land conflict in Costa Rica the possibility of having a lawyer paid by...

    Think about Donating Used Bikes to Indigenous Children Who Walk Hours to School

    The World Olympic Athletes Association (WOA), an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee, announced that the “Yo Impulso” Foundation, led by the Costa...

    Tico Campaign Seeks to Install Solar Panels in Educational Centers for Indigenous Communities

    About 115 educational centers in indigenous areas have benefited from the installation of 120 photovoltaic systems, as part of a project by the Omar...

    October 12: Different Cultures Coming Together

    "The day of the meeting of cultures" is the name given to the conmemoration of October 12, which is held remembering the arrival to...

    Indigenous Families of China Kichá Face Threat of Eviction Due to Doubtful Judicial Resolution

    16 indigenous families of the Cabécar people face a threat of eviction from the recovered farm Kono Jú, where they live, due to a...

    Indigenous Women Reaffirm Their Role as Leaders, Protectors of the Forest, and Entrepreneurs

    In a discussion on the International Day of Indigenous Women, Faustina Torres, businesswoman, and indigenous leader exposed the role of women as transmitters of...

    CCSS Implements Regulations for Indigenous People to have Priority for Employment within their...

    This week the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) launched regulations for employment relationships with special conditions, which will facilitate the hiring of indigenous people to work in their own territory

    Cabécares Families Will Donate Two Tons of Their Crops to the National Women’s Soccer...

    Some 700 bags with plantains, beans, cassava, bananas, lemons, and avocados, among other farm products, will be donated to the players of the national...
    Endless Violence, Official Complicity and Media Silence The Taking Away of Indigenous Peoples Ancestral Lands in Costa Rica

    Endless Violence, Official Complicity and Media Silence The Taking Away of Indigenous Peoples Ancestral...

    In the heart of the Costa Rican forests and jungles, there are 9 Indigenous nations distributed in 24 territorial regions
    King Coyoche

    Coyoche, King of the Chorotegas, Important Historical Character of our Native Indigenous Culture

    Peoples belong to two different cultural groups: Coyoche belonging to the cultural area of ​​Mesoamerica and Garabito to the so-called Intermediate Area

    Bring Sacred Ceremonies Into Your Life

    From ancient times all the way forward to today, sacred ceremonies, and plant medicine have been used to create a time and space for...

    Mantrika Festival Features Carolina Chrem

    The Mantrika Festival, being held from September 21 – 29th, is to celebrate and explore the ancient traditions where we live, witness, share, and enjoy...

    MEET THE BORUCA PEOPLE OF COSTA RICA

    In the Southern Zone of Costa Rica live a group of indigenous people who claim they are the only tribe who were never conquered...

    Indigenous Peoples More Likely to Get Cancer, doctors say

    A recent study revealed preventable cancers are more common within Native populations. The study was led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)...

    Highlights from the Pope’s Address to the U.S. Congress

    Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. has been causing quite a stir. Read some key points from his address here at TCRN. Pope Francis began...

    Costa Rica: a “multiethnic and multicultural nation”

    It’s no news that Costa Rica is country of diverse ethnic origins, but this week minority groups are finally getting their recognition. On Monday, August...

    Highlights from the Pope’s Apology to Indigenous Peoples of Latin America

    Many grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God…I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses...

    Indigenous Térraba Still Under Attack

    Costa Rica News - After several attacks against the indigenous community in Buenos Aires Salitre of Puntarenas, there has been more vandalism and violence,...

    Indigenous Groups and Government Create Dialogue for Issues in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica News - The government and indigenous groups of Costa Rica established a dialogue to address various issues related to land tenure and...

    Talking With the Ancestors

    I’m a traveler, explorer and a “New Ager” for lack of a better term, so when a Costa Rican friend of mine, Carlos, started...
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