International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2022

The United Nations General Assembly decided that International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples would be observed every year on 9th August. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to help spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples. Elsevier is pleased to share this special collection of freely available articles to help spread awareness about this important topic. Please feel free to download and share these papers. 

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Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 98, September 2021

Explores how using Australian First Nations methodology in road safety education could reduce the very high rate of road traffic injuries and deaths among First Nations people.
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The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, Volume 13, August 2021

A cohort study, in the context of SDG 3 and 10, showing that reduced lung function within the clinically normal range is associated with increased mortality and cardiovascular disease risk among First Nations Australians.
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Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 71, August 2021

This paper provides a methodology for the holistic analysis of hybrid renewable energy systems in rural communities. 
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iScience, Volume 24, 23 July 2021

The Loring Airforce Base (AFB) in Aroostook County, Maine, USA was active from 1947 through 1994. Like many military sites, it has a substantial history of pollution from a wide variety of toxins. Currently, some of the AFB land belongs to the Micmac Nation, an Indigenous tribe, who are very concerned about the contamination on the land. Starting in 2019, a group of community activists, research scientists, and tribal members came together to test methods for cleaning the land. This backstory features perspectives from six project participants.
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Heliyon, Volume 7, July 2021

The results suggest that the ongoing pandemic has led to the rise of common mental health problems among indigenous people during the pandemic. The results can contribute to the formation of mental health policy for indigenous people and the development of suitable mental health intervention strategies especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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EClinicalMedicine, Volume 36, June 2021

A research paper, in support of SDG 3 and 10, documenting the sociodemographic factors and distribution of cofactors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma in Indigenous Australians.
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Trees, Forests and People, Volume 4, June 2021

Protected areas have become a vital component of the global biodiversity conservation strategy due to the increasing extinction and vulnerability of different species in the 21st century. In Ghana, besides the shared governance of protected area management, there also exists the governance by indigenous community models in which traditional structures (clans and stools) use taboos, deities, totems, and myths as tools in managing protected areas. To study the effectiveness of the various governance systems in protected area management, we compared species diversity, vegetation structure, and biomass stock of an area under shared governance (wildlife sanctuary) to communal governance (sacred grove).
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Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 37, June 2021

The study indicates that indigenous agricultural practices may have affected populations of hutia, perhaps by attracting them and supporting them within anthropogenic mosaic landscapes.
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International Journal of Paleopathology, Volume 32, March 2021

The Skinner case advances our understanding of the global history and distribution of Paget’s disease of bone (PDB) by studying a possible case in an indigenous pre-contact male from Canada.
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Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 35, February 2021

The results suggest that, although the role of reindeer herding in the economy of the Sámi communities varied greatly, the transition to reindeer herding may have affected ritual practices, testifying to a shared way of reciprocating with the land and animals.

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