Indigenous People Around the World

FACES March 2019. People who have always lived in a specific region are called indigenous. Indigenous groups are found throughout the world.
FACES March 2019

What does it mean to be indigenous? With 370 million indigenous people in the world, in more than 70 countries, representing 5,000 different cultures, and speaking the majority of the world’s 7,000 languages, “indigenous” is a concept your children should be familiar with.


This fascinating edition of FACES introduces you and your children to indigenous people all over the world, including the Maya, the Nenets, the K’ho, the Huli, the Lakota, the Berbers, the Basques, and more. Discover how these ancient cultures still exist and endure, become familiar with their daily life, their games, their art, their customs, and their stories. With detailed maps, beautiful photographs, detailed stories and articles, you’ll delve into the history of people that you’ve probably never considered and will open your and your children’s eyes to a brand-new world—one grounded in the old world.


Enjoy features including:


Life Lessons From the Experts by Pat Betteley

The Maya: We Are Here by Rachel Kehoe

The Nenets: Reindeer Herders of Russia by Pat Betteley

K’Ho: The Art of the Brew by Kimberly Jensen

The Man of the Hole by Christine Graf

The Huli People of Papua New Guinea: From Isolation to Theft of Their Natural Resources by Colette Weil Parrinello

The Water Protectors by Christine Graf

Imazighen: The Free Men by Ann Stalcup

Jai Alai: A Game for the Ages by Kathleen M. Muldoon

How Ma-ui Fished Up the Great Island A Play Based on a Hawaiian Folktale retold by Pat Betteley


Regular features include High Five, At a Glance, Critter Corner, Where in the World, A Closer Look, Your Turn, Dear Kylie, Art Connection, Say What?, One Last Face, Contest, and a crossword puzzle.