Category Archives: Misconceptions

“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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Tip | “Painted Words”: An Anthology edited by Prof Ganesh Devy – Tribal Literature from all over India

“It is almost impossible to characterize all of India’s tribals in a single ethnographic or historic framework. […] After Independence, these communities were ‘denotified’ and placed quite randomly in the schedules of tribes, castes and other ‘backward communities’. Yet anyone … Continue reading

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Lessons for others: What dependence on nature could teach people in industrialized societies – Brazil

Read the full blog and related ones by Bangalore-based Prof. V. Santhakumar >> […]  The people in Amazonia continue to have a higher level of direct dependence on nature for their sustenance. Even when they cultivate, it is with minimal … Continue reading

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