Category Archives: Tribal elders

Towards self-dependence: Culture and development-oriented research of indigenous crops – Telangana

The Hindu, 29 June 2017 “Mallapur was an excellent case study as people here had achieved self-dependence so far as food is concerned through cultivation of indigenous crops,” Ms. Vemula, whose husband worked in Adilabad as Agriculture Officer, disclosed as … Continue reading

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A school that successfully incorporates “the forests and the Adivasi way of life”: Vidyodaya at Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

The forest in Shanthi Teacher’s classroom Priti David, Ruralindiaonline.org May 23, 2018 | To read the full story or view a slideshow, click here >> The forest enters the classroom at Vidyodaya School, Gudalur, when ‘Shanthi Teacher’ starts the mathematics … Continue reading

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Audio | CBC Unreserved on “Decolonizing the classroom: Is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia?” – Canada

“Education is what got us into this mess … but education is the key to reconciliation,” said Senator Murray Sinclair, who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission [for Canada]. This week on Unreserved, three years after the release of the TRC’s … Continue reading

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Video | Chenchu hunter-gatherers: An Ethnographic film by Sathya Mohan – Andhra Pradesh

This award-winning ethnographic documentary film made by Sathya Mohan PV, deals with the socio-economic and religious life of the Chenchus, the only Telugu speaking prehistoric hunting-gathering tribe living in the Nallamalai forests of Andhra Pradesh, India. They are a conservative … Continue reading

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Indigenous knowledge views invasive species as an opportunity: “Every plant and animal is useful to us” – Canada

 View more images and background information  >> ‘Every plant and animal is useful to us’: Indigenous professor re-thinking how we deal with invasive species ‘It is our responsibility to figure out how they are useful,’ says anthropologist Nicholas Reo […] … Continue reading

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