Stories about Indigenous from July, 2006
Cigay of Bhutan Weblog writes about an age old tradition of Bhutan. Young men used to visit a girl's house discreetly at night, to let her know of his feelings and his intention to marry her and have children with her. With the passage of time, this rural practice has been misunderstood and grossly abused by those who are richer or more powerful.
Dawn in Myanmar takes a look at love and relationship in Myanmar and how people are holding on some traditions while some things are changing.
African Architecture showcases the possibilities inherent in traditional African thatched roofing in contemporary buildings.
Stefan of Dykun offers his readers a break from Ukrainian politics: an annotated video of a Hutsul wedding. “The wedding was that of a cousin of a friend, Anna. Much of Anna's heritage is Hutsul. Hutsuls and their descedents have lived in their part of the Carpathians for some 500-600...
Yebo Gogo calls on South Africa to catch up with international best practice in HIV/AIDS prevention and un-ban male circumcision,
Bloggers from the French Overseas Departments and Territories of the Caribbean and Oceania had much to say about the French soccer team's performance at the World Cup Final. The French from “l'outre-mer” simply had no choice but to strongly identify with the potential glory and the shame of a team...
Referring to the seemingly Native American-style costumes worn by fans of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago's football team, Maximilian C. Forte provides evidence to support his claim that the costume tradition also has Amerindian roots.
Melo Bichuetti describes the nexus of Brazil's indigenous population, legal system, and Ministry of Education.
Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie is (fr) officially collecting clothing for the local Koulnoue tribe at the request of one of its members. Interested potential donors should email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He posts pictures of members of the tribe and promises to post regular updates of the tribe's...
Sanjar has an open letter to expatriates living in Afghanistan, coining the phrase “expatlordism” to describe what he calls a new type of oligarchy that marks the post-Taliban period in the country.
Vanessa Decort publishes a series of recent photos from Suriname on Flickr.
Jenny's Journies blog introduces couple of popular Indonesian proverbs and links to a page where the reader can get a longer list.
The pacific islander blog has a post on the local legend about the origin of Tagimoucia flower, the national flower of Fiji.