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Preserving one of the richest languages in the bio-cultural areas in India – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

The indigenous Kaani dialect needs documentation S S Davidson, Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) The Kaani language spoken by the Kaani indigenous people of Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats is fast vanishing, according to a survey conducted by Tribal Foundation and Enviro Link. A … Continue reading

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“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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Involving tribal communities in conservation: Sustainable resource use and forest conservation by the Kaani community of Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

Update 8 February 2018: see S. David Sargunam, Ch. 3, pp. 37-55 3. Sustainable resource use and forest conservation by the Kaani indigenous community of Kanyakumari forests in the Western Ghats, India published in: Madhav Karki, Rosemary Hill, Dayuan Xue, … 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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Ockhi cyclone relief measures: Restoring basic facilities to Kaani forest dwelling communities near Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

Source: photos and report courtesy S S Davidson The Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) concentrates on the social and economic development of Kaani communities in the remote forest regions of Kanyakumari District. More than 15% of forest green cover was destroyed by cyclone “Ockhi”, … Continue reading

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