Category Archives: Tribal elders

Tip | Explore India’s leading periodicals, online journals and portals: Up-to-date information on tribal culture, ecology, education and other success stories

For up-to-date information on a wide range of issues, use the search window here (e.g. type “Adivasi ecology”): Google custom search – Indian press coverage of tribal culture and education >> Tip Enter a single keyword or name of interest to you, or a combination … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Baha Parab, the Santal Flower Festival “celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature” – West Bengal

 Baha Parab (Celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature) by Dr. Boro Baski, Bishnubati Baha Parab 28th Year of Adibasi Baha Parab (Santal Flower Festival), organized by Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust, successfully celebrated with various eventful programmes on 9th March 2017. BAHA means … Continue reading

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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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Priceless tribal knowledge systems “should become part of the syllabus” – Telangana

S. Harpal Singh, The Hindu, ADILABAD: April 06, 2015  | To read the full article, click here >> The tribal knowledge systems, shared by the Gond, Pardhan, Kolam and Thotti Adivasis in this district, have originated from centuries of observation of … Continue reading

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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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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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The Lakota Elders Project: “A unique generational bridge” – Great Plains of America

Uploaded on Jul 26, 2011 For information about the work of hawkwing, Inc. and how you can help, visit their website at http://www.hawkwing.org. For information about the production of the Lakota Elders Project, contact Filmosity at http://filmosity.com Long ago, the Lakota people … Continue reading

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“You are making us proud”: Prakash Rameshwar Munda, a cricketer succeeding in a state whose creation was primarily to benefit indigenous communities – Jharkhand

N. Sudarshan, The Hindu, February 7, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The cries are directed at Prakash Rameshwar Munda, the first cricketer of tribal origin to make it to the Jharkhand Ranji squad. […] The 24-year-old’s, by … Continue reading

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Theatre workshops by ‘Theatre Odisha’ of Sunabeda and ‘Mukti’ theatre group of Bhubaneswar: Developing self-confidence and nurturing talent among tribal children – Odisha

Sib Kumar Das, The Hindu 25 April 2016 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Theatre workshop under able guidance of veteran Odia theatre and film personality Surya Narayan Mohanty is being used to enhance personality, … Continue reading

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Indian Language Festival “ILF Samanvay 2016 (5-7 November): Language as Public Action – New Delhi

To view the biographical notes on all the festival speakers, click here >>  Patricia Mukhim Day 1 – 5 November: “Voices to record: Khasi and Tripuri” She is currently Editor, The Shillong Times, Meghalaya’s oldest and largest circulating English language … 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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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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Slideshow | Workshop on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Western Ghats: A rich repository of traditional indigenous culture worth documenting – Tamil Nadu

For more information on the “Dialogue workshop on Indigenous Local Knowledge” find related resources, click here >> Photos and report courtesy S. Davidson © 1 September 2016 Vital need to document the culture of indigenous people Nagercoil The tangible and intangible culture of the indigenous … 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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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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Interview with award-winning Gond artist Roshni Vyam: On finding a balance between her practice as artist and her studies – Madhya Pradesh

SHAILAJA TRIPATHI, The Hindu, Bengaluru, May 12, 2016 |To view more photos and read the full article here >> Roshni Vyam, one of the finest contemporary Gond artists of her generation tells SHAILAJA TRIPATHI that while her family was her biggest inspiration, … 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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Video | A documentary on the music of various Naga tribes: “Songs of the Blue Hills” – Nagaland

The movie is directed by Utpal Borpujari. The Nagas comprise a range of ethnic communities spread across several states of north-eastern India. Like ethnic communities the world over, folk music and dances form the core of Naga culture. This feature-length … Continue reading

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“Woodsmoke and Leafcups”: A book that opens up the full joy of tribal life without romanticisation – Bastar

Woodsmoke and Leafcups; Madhu Ramnath, Harper Litmus, Rs.399. Felix Padel, The Hindu, March 12, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The full joy of tribal life opens up in these pages. As do the painful struggles under … 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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The unique narrative of shawls worn among 16 major tribes: Reflecting one’s social standing and the younger generation’s changing tastes – Nagaland

Deccan Herald, 31 July, 2010 ANTHONY KURIAKOSE narrates how each Naga shawl is a thing of beauty, mystery, history and eternal appeal. And how each shawl wraps in its folds, a unique narrative. | To cead the full article, click … Continue reading

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Video | The future can only be improved by knowing the past: Exploring the wisdom of Canada’s Inuit elders

In traditional Inuit culture, tribes relied on the knowledge of the elders for survival. Will the wisdom of the elders survive in the face of a new generation? Tepolah Atagoseaq, Inuit Elder in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Source: Inuit Wisdom … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Changing the education system through “sahbhagita”: Collective participation of a community, students and teachers practiced at Adharshila Learning Centre – Madhya Pradesh

This was my first visit and I will not deny that the experience was many times more rewarding than what I had imagined it would be. Creativity of the students – it is a primary school up to 8th class … Continue reading

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Recognition for Vancouver’s First Nations decision makers: Succeeding after 40 years of litigation – Canada

Podcast: Listen to Full Episode (53:58) >> Transcription: Excerpt from the speech by Shawn Atleo  (from podcast 18:00) “I want to talk a bit about this notion that this is a time for rumbling […] I believe that Canada has disowned its own story … Continue reading

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Video | A free spirit devoted to the Huka Banam (bowed fiddle) and Murli (flute): An interview with Santal musician Nunulal Marndi by Daricha Foundation – West Bengal

Uploaded on Mar 1, 2016 An expert in the Huka Banam and Murli, Nunulal Marndi is a talented musician who lives life by his own rules. Nunulal Marndi is a free spirited, self taught Santal musician who plays strictly for … Continue reading

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