Category Archives: Networking

Higher education no longer a distant dream for Irula youth: “Every single rupee we earn could be used for our education” – Tamil Nadu

Irula boy chases a dream from brick kilns to Anna University […] Karal Marx L, The New Indian Express, 7 August 2017 | To read the full story, click here >> An Irula tribe member, Thirumurthy is the first person from his … Continue reading

Posted in Community facilities, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Names and communities, Networking, Organizations, Press snippets, Rural poverty, Southern region, Success story | Tagged | Comments Off on Higher education no longer a distant dream for Irula youth: “Every single rupee we earn could be used for our education” – Tamil Nadu

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) – UNESCO

2017 Theme: 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples […]  Over the last decade, the implementation of the Declaration has achieved some major successes in at the national, regional and international levels. Despite the achievements, … Continue reading

Posted in De- and re-tribalisation, Democracy, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Figures, census and other statistics, Globalization, History, Languages and linguistic heritage, Modernity, Networking, Organizations, Quotes, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Rural poverty, Seasons and festivals, Success story, Tribal culture worldwide | Comments Off on International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) – UNESCO

”No one wants the forest to disappear”: Dr. Felix Padel on peace, justice, the Forest Rights Act and music

Bittu Sahgal, sanctuaryasia.com Felix Padel is a London-born anthropologist-activist. Among other things, he was Professor, School of Rural Management, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur, during 2012-2014. A great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, he studied classical Latin, Greek, … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi, Anthropology, Central region, Colonial policies, Commentary, Community facilities, Customs, Democracy, Eastern region, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Globalization, Government of India, History, Misconceptions, Modernity, Music and dance, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Press snippets, Revival of traditions, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Success story, Tribal culture worldwide | Tagged | Comments Off on ”No one wants the forest to disappear”: Dr. Felix Padel on peace, justice, the Forest Rights Act and music

How India’s tribal communities meet modern challenges in areas such as health, education and economical development – Press roundup

For an up-to-date press roundup, type “Adivasi health nutrition”, “tribal success story”, “Adivasi girls education”, “tribal welfare”, “West Bengal Adivasi heritage”, “Santal story”, “rural youth Jharkhand”, “Kerala tribe progress”, “Karnataka tribal youth”, “Sahariya scheduled tribe”, “Bastar Gond”, “Khasi tourism economy” or … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Adivasi, Commentary, Community facilities, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Fashion, Figures, census and other statistics, Health and nutrition, Languages and linguistic heritage, Media portrayal, Modernity, Networking, Organizations, Press snippets, Regions of India, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Rural poverty, Success story, Tips, Women | Comments Off on How India’s tribal communities meet modern challenges in areas such as health, education and economical development – Press roundup

Schooling of Scheduled Tribes in India: Lessons from the indigenous people of Brazil – Odisha

Amarendra Das and I have visited a set of schools in the tribal villages of the Gajapati district of Odisha state (in India) early this year. Since these tribal communities speak a different language (namely Soura) (and they don’t speak … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Childhood and children, Eastern region, Education and literacy, Figures, census and other statistics, Government of India, Languages and linguistic heritage, Literature and bibliographies, Maps, Names and communities, Networking, Quotes, Rural poverty, Success story, Tribal culture worldwide | Tagged | Comments Off on Schooling of Scheduled Tribes in India: Lessons from the indigenous people of Brazil – Odisha