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JAGWAR Santal Literary Meet 2017 to focus on “Tribal Literature in the Changing World”: Johar HRD Centre, Dumka – Jharkhand

JAGWAR-3 SANTAL LITERARY MEET: SANTAL ONOLIA HELMEL 2017 Tribal Literature in the Changing World Date: yet to be decided (postponed from 6-7 January 2017) Johar HRD Centre, Dumka, Jharkhand, India Program Schedule (tentative) PDF 50 KB >> Concept Note “The more … Continue reading

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Trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time to time – Rajasthan, Kerala

A village that plants 111 trees for every girl born in Rajasthan Mahim Pratap Singh, The Hindu, Jaipur, April 11, 2013 In an atmosphere where every morning, our newspapers greet us with stories of girls being tormented, raped, killed or … 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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Kerala Agricultural University’s innovative training and production programme for a tribal women self-help group : Earning a living from a biocontrol agent and growth promoter – Kerala

E.M. Manoj, The Hindu KALPETTA (Wayanad, Kerala), February 27, 2015 Inspired by their success in the production of biocontrol agents and bio-fertilizers, members of Sabari, a tribal women self-help group (SHG) of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) under Kerala Agricultural … Continue reading

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Sacred groves foster a sense of togetherness and harmony: Protecting nature in and beyond India’s tribal communities – Kerala & Karnataka

CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN INDIA by Dr S.M. Nair | To read the full article, click here >> Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety … 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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Strisvara, “a confluence of Indian urban and tribal and international music” with female artistes from the US, Sweden, Spain and Nepal: Hosted by the Soliga community of Biligirirangana Hills – Karnataka

Stuti Agarwal, Times of India, 30 August 2016 | To read the full article and view a larger image, click here >> Strisvara, an all-women music and cultural exchange project, will take place in Bengaluru come September 10. Organized by Arun Sivag … Continue reading

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Responding to indigenous narratives in an interdisciplinary manner: M. Phil Course “Indigeneity in Literature and the Arts” & Recommended Reading – New Delhi

“Indigeneity in Literature and the Arts” M. Phil Course, Dept of English, JMI, New Delhi Course-Coordinator: Dr. Ivy Imogene Hansdak Course Outline: This course derives from the aesthetic and literary theories introduced in the series of Chotro Conferences, jointly organized … 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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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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Audio | Manasamangal song cycle of the snake goddess, Manasa: A tribal goddess appropriated into the Hindu pantheon: The Travelling Archive – West Bengal & Bangladesh

To listen to the recordings, search for “Manasamangal” and click the play button beneath “Listen to a song from this session” on the Travelling Archive website >> Also visit the Travelling Archive website for a larger map and to view more images. The four recordings … Continue reading

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Tracing the loss of language over three generations: Films on indigenous culture directed by Helen Haig-Brown – Canada

My Legacy follows Helen Haig-Brown as she explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter made more complex by the legacy of residential school, taking us through a journey of healing the impacts of intergenerational trauma on trust, … 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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Audio | “The Discovery of Democracy”: From being treated as “immigrant” in one’s native land to full participation – Canada

Democracy seems to be in peril. There are challenges to the idea of what a society should be, and who has the right to govern, as well as serious questions about the idea of shared values. Guests: John Ralston Saul, … 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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A vacation school for Adivasi youths: Understanding tribal values and rights, gender issues and man’s interaction with nature – Kerala

By Express News Service, 23rd April 2016 KOCHI: A four-day Adivasi Students’ Camp that came to a close in Aluva on Friday reaffirmed the importance of the tribal way of life and the values they hold dear. The camp, organised by … Continue reading

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“Time now to undo the historical injustice” in accordance with the United Nations’ Rights of Indigenous Peoples: New column by Adivasi publicist Ruby Hembrom – The New Indian Express

Ruby Hembrom, The New Indian Express, 18-5-16 | To read the entire article and keep track of the author’s column, click here >> The 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened at New York last week. This annual two-week … Continue reading

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A quantum leap for democracy: Empowering women, minorities and Aboriginal communities through leadership teams – Canada

Shreyasi Singh, Livemint, Nov 09 2015 | To read the full story and enlarge the chart, click here >> Justin Trudeau was the flavour of the season on social media after he was officially sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime … 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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An advocate for policies that recognize India’s indigenous peoples as “essential custodians of their environments”: Sunita Narain – TIME 100 Pioneers 2016

Sunita Narain | TIME 100 Pioneers By Amitav Ghosh, April 21, 2016 Clearing the air Sunita Narain’s ideas have shaped some of the key debates of our time. […] Narain has also consistently opposed the kind of elite conservationism that blames environmental … Continue reading

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