Category Archives: Health and nutrition

The Asurs’ remembrance of their ancestors: A ‘particularly vulnerable’ tribal group –  Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal

Prashant Pandey & Premankur Biswas, Indian Express, December 8, 2016 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Chamru is an Asur, a ‘particularly vulnerable tribal group’ that dominates Sakhuapani’s population of about 2,000 and lives in villages … Continue reading

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Creating a learning environment which is aesthetically pleasing, cost effective, environment and child friendly at Thulir – Tamil Nadu

Creation of the new School After innumerable designs, discussions with the teachers and students and changes, we have finally started on the foundations of the classrooms last month! We would like to create an environment which is aesthetically pleasing, cost effective, … Continue reading

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Discussing the scope for an Adivasi agenda: Conference on indigenous knowledge, sacred sites & eco-feminism at Jadavpur University (February 2017) – West Bengal

Themes covered by Prof. Dr. Marine Carrin at Jadavpur University (Kolkata) in February 2017 Conference 1: Indigenous Forests: the colonial legacy Conference 2: How Santals speak about places?  The making of sacred places. Conference 3: Indigenous knowledge as reinvented by men, … Continue reading

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Video | Kalamandir (Jamshedpur) founded in 1997: Preservation, conservation and dissemination of art and cultural heritage – Jharkhand

Published on Aug 8, 2015 The initial videos of Kalamandir, describing its objectives, main and interest in preservation, conservation and dissemination of art and cultural heritage. Kalamandir has traveled a long way since 1997. This is just to remember all … Continue reading

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“Cover Your Country” launched by PARI: Rural people speak about their lives through photos, narratives, film, and audio materials

Jael Silliman, The Telegraph (Calcutta), Saturday , November 12 , 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Rural India’s diversity is well known. Yet the fact that more than 833 million people live in India’s villages, speak over … Continue reading

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Recipe festivals organised by Living Farms: How to benefit from meals made with locally grown produce | Odisha

Why Odisha’s Tribal Women Are Returning to Their Natural Roots for Guidance on Food Written by Rakhi Ghosh for Women’s Feature Service (WFS) and republished here in arrangement with WFS |  Read the full article and view more photos on thebetterindia.com >> Women’s … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Dr. Nicolaas Nobel (Utrecht, 12 May 1933 – Noordwijk, 29 November 2016)

With the passing away of Dr. Nicolaas Nobel (Founder of the Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation), India’s tribal communities have lost a true friend and well-wisher: A Philanthropist With a Difference This is a loss of a philanthropist with a difference. Dr Nico … Continue reading

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Seeking to realize the long cherished dream of higher education among the “custodians of Indian culture”: Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (Amarkatnak) – Madhya Pradesh

The University | To read the full post, click here >> The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak has been established by an Act of the Parliament of India. It came into existence by the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, … 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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Tip | Tribal Cultural Heritage in India: A guided tour – Archive.org

Alternative viewing options for other browsing options (zoom), click here >> for the interactive version of this Guided tour, click here >> for convenient offline browsing, download a free download pdf or ePub file of this Guided tour here >> More Search the Archive.org website for other … Continue reading

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Tip | Indigenous innovations, how to help tribal kids reach school on time, creating awareness of women’s health and other success stories – The Better India

Bamboo Rakhis That Are Not Only Eco-Friendly but Also Feed Tribals in Maharashtra An indigenous innovation that challenges the cheap rakhis being dumped in the Indian market by the Chinese, these green bamboo rakhis fund a day’s meal for the … Continue reading

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Indigenous Knowledge Systems of the Rabha community: Protecting elephants – Assam

Rabhas are among the nine plan tribe and fourteen hill tribes of Assam. 1 The Rabhas belong to the Indo-Mongoloid group of people and have similarities with other members of Bodo group such as Garos, Kachari, Mech, Koch, Hajong and … Continue reading

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A new tribal museum for Daringbadi: Highlighting the traditions of Kutia Kandh community – Odisha

Times of India, Aug 21, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> Berhampur: The hill town of Daringbadi will add another destination to its list of tourist interests. It will throw open for public a tribal museum, built on … Continue reading

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Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation and Renewal: The Bodding Symposium 2015 – Norway

Courtesy © 2016 Tone Bleie (by email, 21 September 2016) Tone Bleie (PhD) Professor Public Planning and Cultural Understanding Dept. of Sociology, Political Sciences and Local Planning University of Tromsø – the Arctic University N-9037 Tromsø, Norway Head International Research Group … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kaani community celebration: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) – Tamil Nadu

Photos and report courtesy S. Davidson © 12 September 2016 MADURAI: The dwindling population of predators such as tigers, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs has made a negative impact on the ecology of the Western Ghats, C Appu Kani a senior leader of … 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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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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“A culture to learn a lot from”: Community based Eco-tourism initiatives – North East India

Richa Gupta, thebetterindia.com, Arunachal Pradesh, Environment, Travel, Tribes, June 6, 2014 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> A small tribe in Arunachal Pradesh located in a small valley has been able to defeat modern … 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 Peoples & Sustainable Development Goals | United Nations For Indigenous Peoples

For up-to-date information, visit the UN-website here >> By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year during the International Decade of … 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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Gudalur’s Vidyodaya School and outreach programme: A success story with Adivasi history, culture and songs integrated into its 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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Slideshow | Protecting water through better sanitation: A celebration of World Water Day 2016 with the Kaani community of the Kanyakumari region – Tamil Nadu

 Photos and report courtesy S.S. Davidson, Tribal Foundation Nagercoil © 2016 World Water Day was celebrated by Tribal Foundation in a school situated at the base of a mountain, at Adidravida Middle School, Kanyakumari on March 22. Delivering the key note … Continue reading

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Tip | Get inspired by the “success stories” of tribal education in India and beyond

Simply type “success story” in the search field seen in this post. Networking, respect for the culture nurtured by local communities and knowing the aspirations of modern tribal youth – these factors help rural children realize their full potential. In recent time, modernity has triggered tribal consciousness … Continue reading

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Ten herbal farms that restored the economic viability of agriculture: Bringing Tribals together “in a sustainable collective asserting their connection to the land” – Chhattisgarh

Rajni George, OPEN Magazine (Profile), 25 July 2014 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> Jadi booti: literally, roots and plants, the extracts from the roots of plants and shrubs generally defined as herbs, popularly … Continue reading

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