Emerson Munduruku is a young artist, scientist, and educator from the Munduruku people of the Amazon. Through his drag persona, Uyra Sodoma, Emerson blurs the lines between human, animal, and plant. Whether out in the streets of the Amazonian city of Manaus, or in the sterilized space of the art gallery, Emerson disrupts colonial narratives of wilderness, gender, and environmental destruction as he mesmerizes audiences. Emerson spoke with Cultural Survival about his decolonial, queer performances, and about his hopes for both the art world and western science.
Interview with MP Prof. Dalxa about Eylo Indigenous people in Somalia whose political rights are denied. Prof. Daxla also talks about Indigenous youth.
Interview by Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR).
For HANAHR: Adam Illyas
Interviewee Professor Dalxa (MP, Somalia)
Image: Professor Dalxa
Music: "Anania2" by The Baba Project, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by A Tribe called Red, used with permission.
Tevin August is an inspiring young man from Coronationville in Johannesburg West. He was born with a form of Cerebal Palsy which is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move, maintain balance and posture.
He has never allowed his disability to hinder his forward progression both mentally, physical or emotionally; in actual fact it has given him a strong mental capacity and a unique outlook when it comes to taking on life and all its hardships and challenges.
Courtesy of Indigenous Youth Xchange Radio, South Africa.
As the son of Pat Vegas - legendary founder of Native American, Billboard Top 100-charting band REDBONE - music has always been at the forefront of PJ’s life. PJ is proud to be one of the first Native American RnB singers to be recognized in the industry by MTV, having won the Video Music Award for “Best Video With a Message” in 2017, and since then, he has continued to make waves as an indigenous artist.
Every indigenous child has the right to enjoy his or her own culture, practice his or her religion, and use his or her language.
This series of 24 PSAs in the Native American language Tewa, is based on the Outcome Document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, which took place in September of 2014 in New York. Translated from English, the PSAs highlight specific passages of the Outcome Document in an effort to inform audiences of exactly what the document contains and encourages action.