Category Archives: Tribal culture worldwide

Institutions and organisations devoted to the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples

Slideshow | Ancient rock art and modern graffiti: Continuity of tribal tradition since 1500 B.C. – Tamil Nadu

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN, Frontline, 27 November 2015 | To view the slideshow and read the full article, click here >> India has about 5,000 rock art sites, next only to Australia and South Africa, where prehistoric people have recorded life as they saw it, … Continue reading

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Bold patterned artworks that tell a story: The colours and lines of Aboriginal art – Rajasthan & Australia

Neena Bhandari, The Hindu, October 15, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The colours and lines of Aboriginal art in Australia’s outback take the author back to the deserts of her birthplace in Rajasthan In the grainy … Continue reading

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“Promote your International Museum Day activities on our world map”: International Museum Day 2017 – International Council of Museums

Minisite/International Museum Day/IMD 2017/ The theme The theme Each year, ICOM chooses a socially relevant theme for International Museum Day (IMD). The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums“. History is a vital tool … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Dr. Nicolaas Nobel (Utrecht, 12 May 1933 – Noordwijk, 29 November 2016)

With the passing away of Dr. Nicolaas Nobel (Founder of the Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation), India’s tribal communities have lost a true friend and well-wisher: A Philanthropist With a Difference This is a loss of a philanthropist with a difference. Dr Nico … Continue reading

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The Lakota Elders Project: “A unique generational bridge” – Great Plains of America

Uploaded on Jul 26, 2011 For information about the work of hawkwing, Inc. and how you can help, visit their website at http://www.hawkwing.org. For information about the production of the Lakota Elders Project, contact Filmosity at http://filmosity.com Long ago, the Lakota people … Continue reading

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Award winning photo | “Gardimalien”, a traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district – Odisha

A traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district Odisha | To view a larger version of this image, click here >> Koht India, Odisha, Bargarh, Papanga Pyhapaiga nimi/nimed Gardimalien Scared grove Kirjeldus “Gardimalien” a traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district of … Continue reading

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The world’s largest and strongest spiderweb: Long used by tribal people and “set to become a major product” – Western Ghats

Golden Orb Web Spider, Nephila maculata, Giant Wood Spider World distribution: Tropical areas from Africa, India, China, Japan across Southeast Asia to Northern Australia and the South Pacific islands. By Ria Tan, 2001 | To view more photos and read more by … Continue reading

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Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation and Renewal: The Bodding Symposium 2015 – Norway

Courtesy © 2016 Tone Bleie (by email, 21 September 2016) Tone Bleie (PhD) Professor Public Planning and Cultural Understanding Dept. of Sociology, Political Sciences and Local Planning University of Tromsø – the Arctic University N-9037 Tromsø, Norway Head International Research Group … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Workshop on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Western Ghats: A rich repository of traditional indigenous culture worth documenting – Tamil Nadu

For more information on the “Dialogue workshop on Indigenous Local Knowledge” find related resources, click here >> Photos and report courtesy S. Davidson © 1 September 2016 Vital need to document the culture of indigenous people Nagercoil The tangible and intangible culture of the indigenous … Continue reading

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples & Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations For Indigenous Peoples

For up-to-date information, visit the UN-website here >> By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year during the International Decade of … Continue reading

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The nomadic Romany (gypsy) tribe: Credited with amazing contributions to the music and dance of many countries from antiquity to the present – Sind & Punjab

The Times of India, Life, May 14, 2013 | To read the full article, click here >> Many of the modern day gypsies can be traced back to the nomadic tribe called Roma. In Europe, they were referred to as the goddess-worshippers. … Continue reading

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Tracing the loss of language over three generations: Films on indigenous culture directed by Helen Haig-Brown – Canada

My Legacy follows Helen Haig-Brown as she explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter made more complex by the legacy of residential school, taking us through a journey of healing the impacts of intergenerational trauma on trust, … Continue reading

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Tip | Get inspired by the “success stories” of tribal education in India and beyond

Simply type “success story” in the search field seen in this post. Networking, respect for the culture nurtured by local communities and knowing the aspirations of modern tribal youth – these factors help rural children realize their full potential. In recent time, modernity has triggered tribal consciousness … Continue reading

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Audio | Celebrating the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures: Milton K. Wong Lecture by Wade Davis – Canada

This lecture was recorded for broadcast on Ideas on CBC Radio One. Listen to the full episode (54:00) >> Every culture tries to answer a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?  In the Milton K. Wong … Continue reading

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Audio | “The Discovery of Democracy”: From being treated as “immigrant” in one’s native land to full participation – Canada

Democracy seems to be in peril. There are challenges to the idea of what a society should be, and who has the right to govern, as well as serious questions about the idea of shared values. Guests: John Ralston Saul, … Continue reading

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A unique educational initiative for Orissa’s tribal children: Kalinga Institute of Social Scien­ces – Odisha

Sandeep Sahu, Outlook Magazine, 14 December 2015 | To read the full article, click here >> Ranjit Naik most likely would have been using his skills in arch­ery in illegal game hunting, somewhere in the forests of Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. Instead, … Continue reading

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Speech communities deserve dignity and respect: Linguist Prof. Ganesh Devy on ways to avoid “global phonocide” – UNESCO lecture

Indigenous languages by GANESH N. DEVY Excerpts from the modified version of the text of UNESCO lecture, October 2008 | To read the full article, click here >> RECOGNIZED as ‘Aborigines’ in Australia, as ‘Mâori’ in New Zealand, as ‘First Nations’ … Continue reading

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Terra Madre festival & Youth Food Movement (YFM): In search of a participatory economic model that safeguards culture, diversity and the environment – Meghalaya

To read the original post and learn more about the founders, click here >> On November 3 [2015], delegates and dignitaries from around the world arrived at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Meghalaya, India to the sound of traditional drums. … Continue reading

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A quantum leap for democracy: Empowering women, minorities and Aboriginal communities through leadership teams – Canada

Shreyasi Singh, Livemint, Nov 09 2015 | To read the full story and enlarge the chart, click here >> Justin Trudeau was the flavour of the season on social media after he was officially sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime … Continue reading

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An advocate for policies that recognize India’s indigenous peoples as “essential custodians of their environments”: Sunita Narain – TIME 100 Pioneers 2016

Sunita Narain | TIME 100 Pioneers By Amitav Ghosh, April 21, 2016 Clearing the air Sunita Narain’s ideas have shaped some of the key debates of our time. […] Narain has also consistently opposed the kind of elite conservationism that blames environmental … Continue reading

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Adivasi publisher Ruby Hembrom at literature workshop in Germany (27-29 May 2016)

Download the flyer in German >> In Indien leben etwa 100 Millionen Adivasis (wörtl. „Ureinwohner“), die zumeist der ärmsten Bevölkerungsschicht angehören und auch heute noch in vielfältiger Weise diskriminiert werden. Seit einigen Jahrzehnten gibt es inzwischen Ansätze zu einer Adivasi-Literatur, … Continue reading

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Video | The future can only be improved by knowing the past: Exploring the wisdom of Canada’s Inuit elders

In traditional Inuit culture, tribes relied on the knowledge of the elders for survival. Will the wisdom of the elders survive in the face of a new generation? Tepolah Atagoseaq, Inuit Elder in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Source: Inuit Wisdom … Continue reading

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Video | A window into the powerful beauty of music: “War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar” by the Hanoi Masters – Vietnam

Josh Hall, The Guardian, Thursday 12 March 2015| For music examples and to read the full article, click here >> To mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war, a new record has collected the work of … Continue reading

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Recognition for Vancouver’s First Nations decision makers: Succeeding after 40 years of litigation – Canada

Podcast: Listen to Full Episode (53:58) >> Transcription: Excerpt from the speech by Shawn Atleo  (from podcast 18:00) “I want to talk a bit about this notion that this is a time for rumbling […] I believe that Canada has disowned its own story … Continue reading

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Indigenous people “responsible for the survival of the forest ecosystem in the world”: Minister’s inaugurational speech during Mysore’s celebration of tribal culture – Karnataka

R. Krishna Kumar, The Hindu, MYSURU, February 11, 2016 A one-day tribal festival celebrating their culture and traditions was held in the city on Wednesday. Organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture, the festival was inaugurated by District in-charge … Continue reading

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