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The Price of Nature: Buying Our Way Out of Climate Chaos?

At the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, discussion centered on market-based solutions. On this edition, experts engage in a roundtable discussion about alternative ways to both understand and solve the climate crisis.

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Protagonists for Change: Women Against Violence in Latin America

In Latin America, sexism and impunity contribute to violence against women. But the region is also home to powerful female voices, and effective movements for the advancement of women.

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Lessons from Latin America

We hear from activists and experts who say the U.S. can learn a lot from social movements in Latin America.

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Native Harvest in a Modern World

An agricultural renaissance has taken root among the Taos Pueblo people in New Mexico. Sustainable agriculture is returning, after years of unhealthy food, poor health and obesity. Rita Daniels brings us a story of rebirth and renewal.

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The War Dance of the Winnemem Wintu

A small tribe in Northen California tell the story of their struggle to prevent the flooding of the sacred land they have called home for centuries.

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Dismantling the Master’s House: Indigenous Strategies and the Limits of Law

Around the world, indigenous communities are fighting for ­ and winning ­ long-awaited legal and political recognition. At times this recognition leads to special laws and status for First Nations people, but some say this new status comes at a cost: the loss of true self-determination for their communities.

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Paradise Lost: Military Training in Makua Valley

Native Hawaiian and Making Contact intern Samson Reiny reports on what happens when the military takes over Makua Valley, a historically sacred land, and on how people are fighting back to reclaim this once pristine area.

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The Gathering – A Modern Thanksgiving Story

Grassroots leaders from emerging democracy movements speak out about how to create democracy in the U.S. It all starts, they say, within their own communities.

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Women Rising XI: International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

In this program, we visit with three eloquent members of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, a global alliance of elder women healers who represent more than 900 years of collective wisdom and traditions.

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Oaxaca Libre, La Lucha Sigue! (Free Oaxaca, The Fight Continues!)

What started out as an annual teachers strike in the historic Mexican town of Oaxaca has become the largest people’s rebellion in the country in over a decade. Making Contact takes you to the occupied streets of Oaxaca where thousands are fighting for the future of their city.

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