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Bhil communities’ success story: Reviving the custom known as “halma” to conserve water – Madhya Pradesh

Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Indore, 13-3-16 Halma has united tribes people to conserve environment and water Until now, tribes people have planted more than 11,000 trees in 110 villages, repaired more than 250 hand pumps and dug more than three dozen big … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab & Puducherry

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Nagaland (Kohima) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Odisha (Bhubaneshwar) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org … Continue reading

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India’s first Chief Minister from a tribe with many members living in China: The Kaman Mishmi community – Arunachal Pradesh

Rahul Karmakar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati  21 February 2016 Kalikho Pul, the eighth chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, has a few firsts. He is the first Congress CM in India to be installed with support from arch rivals BJP, and the first … Continue reading

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Names of tribal communities and their distribution across India: Search the “Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1956” – Government of India

Tips To download or search the full PDF-document, click here >> Official update (2016): State/Union Territory-wise list of Scheduled Tribes in India (Source MTA) >> To download or search the full PDF-document, click here >> For up-to-date information, type “scheduled tribes orders”, “scheduled tribes act”, “Indian constitution … Continue reading

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Video interview | Magsaysay Awardee Prakash Amte on being a doctor practicing in the remote tribal regions – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Chhatisgarh

Uploaded on Jan 5, 2012 http://inktalks.com What does it take to be a doctor practicing in the remote tribal regions without easy access to proper medicine and technology? What does it take to run an orphanage for rescued animals which … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya & Mizoram

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Maharashtra (Mumbai) Related posts … Continue reading

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The Hornbill Festival held in the first week of December: “one of the best culture and music festivals in India” – Nagaland

Meena Vaidyanathan, The Better India, January 22, 2013 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The Hornbill Festival, held in the first week of December every year, is a marvelous riot of colour that shows off the … Continue reading

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The Alluri Sitarama Raju Memorial Tribal Museum: Commemorating the leader of the Rampa Rebellion – Andhra Pradesh

The Hindu, Visakhapatnam, July 4, 2015 The sprawling Shilparamam Jatara at Madhurawada, which is slowly drawing tourists and visitors, has an added attraction from Friday — a diorama on the life of legendary freedom fighter and leader of tribal uprising in … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala & Lakshadweep

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Jharkhand (Ranchi) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Karnataka (Bangalore) Related posts … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Goa and two Union territories (Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu)

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Goa (Panaji) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Union Territories and Capitals … Continue reading

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Millennium Development Goals for tribal health and education: Rights to “survival, growth, development, participation and protection” – Odisha

There is huge potential among tribal children and our state has been promoting their talents in fields of art, culture, sports and education. – Chief minister Naveen Patnaik (The Times of India, 21 December 2015) Source: Odisha government to fund education of … Continue reading

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Village elders’ involvement has worked wonders: Adivasi kids from Nilgiris tribal hamlets now complete their basic education – Tamil Nadu

Rohan Premkumar, The New Indian Express, 11 August 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> COIMBATORE: A grassroots movement to keep Adivasi kids in school has seemingly worked wonders in over 320 tribal hamlets in Gudalur, Nilgiris. … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Gujarat (Gandhinagar) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Haryana (Chandigarh) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) … Continue reading

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Sustainable resource use and Forest Conservation by the Kaani indigenous community of Kanyakumari forest in the Western Ghats – Tamil Nadu

Courtesy S. Davidson © 17 August 2016 The Kaani indigenous people live in 48 Settlements in the deep jungles, forests and hills of Kanyakumari in the biological Hot spot of the Western Ghats in India. The district receives two Monsoons and … Continue reading

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The “participatory guarantee system” (PGS Organic Council): A renewed effort to sustain the lives and cultures of indigenous communities

Rich Forests: Making a living under the canopy […] PGS has been received enthusiastically in India and elsewhere. The PGS Organic Council was registered in Goa, India, in April 2011. Since then, the Government of India – under the national … Continue reading

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

ACHINTYA GANGULY, The Telegraph Calcutta 9 August 2016 Ranchi, Aug. 8: State welfare minister Louise Marandi showed her playful side today when she wielded the long bamboo stick and indulged in a game of kati, much to the joy of those … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh & Delhi

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Bihar (Patna) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Chhattisgarh (Raipur) Related posts … Continue reading

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Video | “The Siddis: A Forgotten People”: UN in Action – Gujarat

Published on Mar 11, 2016 United Nations – Gujarat in western India is home to more than 20,000 Siddis, an ethnic group of African descent. But today, many live on the fringes of society in poverty. One young man is … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Towards a pollution-free lifestyle supporting communities, their local economies, and their way of life: A celebration of World Earth Day 2016 in the Kanyakumari region – Tamil Nadu

 Photos and report courtesy S.S. Davidson, Tribal Foundation Nagercoil © 2016 Earth day celebrated by school kids Nagercoil Earth Day was celebrated at the Government Adidravida Middle School, Udayadi in the Western Ghats on April 22 by Tribal Foundation. Addressing the … Continue reading

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Vidyodaya School and outreach programme: Gudalur’s success story based Adivasi history, culture, songs and stories in the curriculum – Tamil Nadu

Priya Rollins and Rajesh Varghese, Educationworldonline.net 13 July, 2016 | To read the original article here >> Vidyodaya Model School, Gudalur Deep within the Gudalur valley, bounded by the Mudumalai, Wyanad and Bandipur tiger reserves, the Viswa Bharati Vidyodaya Trust has developed a school … 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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“We plant the trees for our children in the memory of our elders who planted for us”: Trees are indispensable for India’s tribal communities

To enlarge, view other paintings and read the full article, click here >> My image shows the museum as a tree. It’s a strange tree. Things are a bit upside down and it’s a little frightening. Right on top, I’ve given it … Continue reading

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Tip | Call for rural schools in tune with local needs: Achieving Unesco’s goal of “integrated education”

Dr. Boro Baski “India is facing huge challenges: India’s rural primary schools still have room for improvement” in D+C June 2016 (pp. 36-37) |  To read or download the full article here, click >> Enrolment rates have improved in India, … Continue reading

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Tip | Opportunities for tribal youths to develop their communities: Affirming their cultural roots in a democratic society

To understand the developments most relevant to “tribal”, “indigenous” or “aboriginal” communities, both in India and worldwide Check posts by “clicking” any of the categories seen below (e.g. “Accountability”, “Democracy”, “Education”, “Health and nutrition”, “Rights of Indigenous Peoples”) Search this website … 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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