Category Archives: Websites by tribal communities

Slideshow | Vidyodaya’s summer camp for learning, brainstorming, fun, observations, discussions and reflections – Tamil Nadu

To view the slideshow and learn more about Vidyodaya, a “non-competitive and cooperative” Adivasi-school, click here >> Camps had always played an important role to build relationships among the children. 92 children attended the camps this year – with lot of learning, … 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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“It’s time for our nations to have a voice”: A place for young leaders to share their stories and to show that they are contemporary citizens – United States of America

by Rae Paoletta 8/25/2015 There are 5.1 million Native Americans living in the United States right now, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite this, when you Google “Native Americans,” here’s what comes up: There are barely any photos of … Continue reading

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Tip | Visit the updated book page and the WorldCat website: Tribal culture and related resources

For suggested reading, view this page >> Also search the WorldCat website by using the search window seen below: Search for an item in libraries near you: Enter title, subject or author WorldCat.org >>

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Plan your own musical journey across central and eastern India – Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand & West Bengal

Start your musical journey by watching a documentary by Nandini Bedi on the Madia community: Madia of central India from Indian Tribal Heritage on Vimeo. Media contents is easy to find, especially with the help of the following tips. Find … Continue reading

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“We see our farming and craft initiatives as being directly connected to maintaining health and well-being in the communities we serve”: Tribal Health Initiative (Sittilingi) – Tamil Nadu

Tribal Health Initiative from lalitnarayan

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Video | Ainu cultural revival: Maintaining a “critically endangered” language in an ocean of diversity – Japan

by Sarah W | Read her full blog here >> If you were to ask people to describe “Japan” or “the Japanese” in one word, there’s a pretty good chance that you’d hear one word over and over again: “homogeneous.” The Japanese … Continue reading

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Training women as Health Workers and resource persons : Ashwini’s Community Health Programme for the tribal communities of Gudalur Valley (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

Gudalur Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the Nilgiris District. These Hills and the forests have been home to over 30000 Adivasis of this area for centuries. The forests spread over the three southern States of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka … Continue reading

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Video | In search of new tools to rediscover First Nations culture: Popular music that connects American and Canadian artists – Canada

Montreal film director Mathieu Favreau’s most recent video on Canadian native rapper Daybi is a tribute to the artist and his community. Currently residing with his son on the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve on the outskirts of Montreal, Daybi grew up … Continue reading

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The Food Book of four communities in the Nilgiri mountains: Gudalur Valley – Tamil Nadu

Order details and slideshow: browse the Food Book here >> Related posts To learn more about the Paniya, Kattunayakan, Mullukurumba and Bettakurumba communities in the Gudalur valley, click here >> ACCORD Bee festival and media workshop hosted by Accord – Gudalur (Tamil Nadu) Childhood and children Chembakolli blog by school … Continue reading

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Tribal influence on Indian and international fashion

While fashion is a reliable reflector of change, it is also the marker of a continuity of control exerted by the affluent and the powerful. Desmond L. Kharmawphlang G. Badaiasuk Lyngdoh Nonglait Wandashisha Rynjah in Globalization: The Khasi Perspective, p. 13 … Continue reading

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Absence of a dowry-system, divorce by mutual consent, and widow-re-marriage: On the high status of women in Badaga communities (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

The Badagas are a unique community living mainly in the Nilgiris District in Tamil nadu in South India. They are also the single largest community of the Nilgiris. Though classified backward, a significant factor is the high status of their … Continue reading

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“Irulas are very knowledgeable about medicinal plants” : Interview with Zai Whitaker, Director of the Irula Tribal Women’s Welfare Society – Tamil Nadu

Soma Basu, The Hindu, MADURAI, February 21, 2013 | Read the full interview here >> Author and nature lover Zai Whitaker wants to see future generations armed with more information on environment and wildlife “I couldn’t and can’t be anything other than … Continue reading

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Santal flute music: Audio resource by Adivaani.org – West Bengal & Jharkhand

Listen to two tiro flutes from Kalipathor village. Credits Banam Raja Project © 2014; produced and recorded by Joy Raj Eric Tudu & Luis Gomez (Adivaani.org) Related posts Adivaani.org Community facilities Music and dance Santal flute Santal music The Santals by … Continue reading

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Tribal culture and natural resources: The Chota Nagpur plateau of eastern India – Jharkhand

Chota Nagpur plateau is in eastern India, in Jharkhand state. The plateau is composed of Precambrian rocks (more than 540,000,000 years old). Chota Nagpur is the collective name for the Ranchi, Hazaribagh, and Kodarma plateaus, which have an area of … Continue reading

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Santals and Santiniketan: Rabindranath’s concept of raising everyday life on to a higher level – West Bengal

Dr Prabir Chatterjee Sun, 12 Apr 2009 | To read the full story, click here >> It is well-known that Rabindranath Tagore harboured a special affection for the Santhals in the villages around Santiniketan. He saw in their life a special beauty. They … Continue reading

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Storytelling by school kids in the Gudalur valley in the Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu

Friday, April 4th, 2014 | To read the full blog and view more photos, click here >>  Hello friends! Today the kids from 7th standard are telling you about their villages, we hope you have fun reading their comments! I like that … Continue reading

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Public affairs magazine Indigenousherald.com: An initiative by tribal journalists to portray northeast India – Seven Sister States

Indigenousherald.com is an initiative by a group of journalists to portray northeast India – home to over hundred tribal clans. Sajjad Ali Editor – indigenousherald.com Source: email from indigenous.herald@gmail (27-2-14) www.indigenousherald.com is a public affairs magazine launched in June 2006. Very little is known to the … Continue reading

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Tapestry of traditions for our children: Language building through reading – Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar & Assam

A language building through reading initiative in collaboration with the Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. | Who is adivaani >> Why does adivaani do books? Books keep history, heritage and identity alive; books reinvent, reinterpret and make relevant voices, thoughts, ideas … Continue reading

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The Paniyas, Kattunayakans, Mullukurumbas and Bettakurumbas of the Gudalur valley – Tamil Nadu

The Gudalur valley in the Nilgiris is home to four distinct indigenous communities – Paniyas, Kattunayakans, Mullukurumbas and Bettakurumbas. | Read more >> Source: Cultural Diversity | At the Edge of Existence Address : http://cultureandconservation.wordpress.com/test/ Date Visited: Thu Oct 31 2013 … Continue reading

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Calling fellow Adivasis to share more about themselves: Adivaani’s new initiative on the United Nations International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples

[…] We’ve instituted a small prize of a book, out of love, on the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9th, 2013. We’re short on what we can give, but we’re long on good wishes, hope and solidarity: … Continue reading

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A book touching on every aspect of the Adivasi situation: Whose country is it anyway?

The book Whose country is it anyway? is Gladson Dungdung’s attempt to tell the story of his people and their struggle. It was published by Adivaani and launched on Feb. 7th 2013 at the Delhi World Book Fair by Himanshu Kumar, Swami … Continue reading

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Learning how to use video in rural education: A documentary made by Adivasi pupils in Gudalur (Nilgiri mountains) – Tamil Nadu

Recently we learnt how to shoot and edit films using video cameras and softwares, and now we are doing interviews with the people in our villages. Teachers and pupils of the school run by the Viswa Bharati Vidyodaya Trust belong to all … Continue reading

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Storytelling and local history in tribal school curriculum: Gudalur region (Nilgiri) – Tamil Nadu

March 27th, 2013  […] A few of us have been busy over the last few weeks. We are trying to find ways to share stories of our local history with other in our school and family. For many years, the … Continue reading

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Adivasi Mahila Vikas Mandal: NGO for Tribal women’s welfare – New Delhi

Contact Adivasi Mahila Vikas Mandal 151/2 neb sarai New Delhi 110068 M +91 9999747696 & +91 9560838198 tribalwomen2009@gmail.com Source: message from Adivasi Mahila Vikas Mandal (6-4-13) Activities: Tribal & Indegeneous Tribal women Welfare Source: Adivasi Mahila vikas Mandal Address : http://www.ngoportal.org/ngo-database-4726-Adivasi+Mahila+vikas+Mandal.html Date … Continue reading

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