Category Archives: Democracy

“We have to find joy in each other“: A panel discussion on creative ways to address discrimination and racism

  “Privilege isn’t what you have been through, that’s yours. Privilege is what you haven’t had to go through.” [14:20] Learn more about the participants in a panel discussion featured by cbc.ca (Canadian radio), on the struggle for equal rights … Continue reading

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The world’s 370 million Indigenous peoples: Shared experiences in 70 different countries – United Nations

Global Actions Indigenous Foundations (First Nations Studies Program, University of British Columbia, Canada) | Learn more >> There are an estimated 370 million Indigenous peoples worldwide, living in 70 different countries, according to the United Nations (U.N.) Permanent Forum on Indigenous … Continue reading

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Audio | The power of Indigenous storytelling: Witi Ihimaera (New Zealand) and Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australia)

Listen to an interview with two internationally acclaimed indigenous writers: one being a first hand account of forced adoption and an education that promotes alienation from a child’s cultural roots; and both on the struggles and joys of reconnecting with … Continue reading

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Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy – People’s Linguistic Survey of India

The census of India says the country is losing languages at an alarming rate. But the People’s Linguistic Survey of India seems to say there’s more to it than meets the eye. * Wherever the colonial power was played the … Continue reading

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“The most beautiful dioramas illustrating tribal life”: Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangrahalaya museum inspired by Mahatma Gandhi – New Delhi

[…] With a stone sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi leading a march in addition to the tribal motifs and figures adorning it, how come such a visible and accessible structure has failed to draw any visitors all these years? On any … Continue reading

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