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“Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Ethics” – The Kaani of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

By Davidson Sargunam Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region. Usually they have a close relation to the land and live in consonance with nature. They believe that land and people are inseparable and interdependent. It is this aspect of their lifestyle-the intertwining of their … Continue reading

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Preserving one of the richest languages in the bio-cultural areas in India – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

The indigenous Kaani dialect needs documentation The Kaani language spoken by the Kaani indigenous people of Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats is fast vanishing, according to a survey conducted by Tribal Foundation and Enviro Link. A language is endangered when … Continue reading

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eJournal | Involving tribal communities in conservation: Sustainable resource use and forest conservation by the Kaani community of Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

Update 8 February 2018: see S. David Sargunam, Ch. 3, pp. 37-55 3. Sustainable resource use and forest conservation by the Kaani indigenous community of Kanyakumari forests in the Western Ghats, India published in:  Madhav Karki, Rosemary Hill, Dayuan Xue, … Continue reading

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Eco-spirituality in the face of climate change: Learning from the Kaani tribe of Kanyakumari District – Tamil Nadu

Indigenous leaders from around the world will join government officials, scientists, activists, and NGO representatives at the U.N. climate summit in Scotland to highlight the role of Indigenous peoples in providing climate mitigation and adaptation solutions https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/indigenous-leaders-to-push-for-land-tenure-rights-as-climate-solution-at-cop26/ ECO-SPIRITUALITY AND CLIMATE … Continue reading

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Slideshow | “The benefits of forest to mankind”: World Forestry Day school celebration in Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

Photos: courtesy S S Davidson © 2013 Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) Forests were the lungs of the earth and global warming and its attendant climate change needed to be dealt with in this context, said environmental educator S.S. Davidson. Addressing tribal … Continue reading

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