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· September, 2006

Stories about Indigenous from September, 2006

Vietnam: Caring for Parents

  29 September 2006

Virtual Doug in a post titled Filial Piety talks about the differences in parent child relationship in Vietnam and the US. “The American and Asian cultures are very, very different in the ways they look at honoring Mom and Dad. My Vietnamese students made it very clear that merely sending...

Myanmar: Local Sunscreen

  27 September 2006

Don Gilliland blogs about the white powder that the Burmese apply on their face to protect themselves from the sun.

Fiji: Fijian Ceramics

  21 September 2006

Mayvelous, a Burmese blogger in Fiji has posted pictures of Fijian Ceramics. The blogger describes the design and the constituents of the ceramics.

Translating Claroline into Quechua, Aymara, and Guaraní

  19 September 2006

Editor's Note: It has already been mentioned several times on Global Voices that the world's first Quechua, Guaraní, or Aymara native speaker to blog has yet to arrive. There are several obvious reasons including lack of broadband penetration into the Andes, high cost of internet access, and the absence of...

Peruvian Posts Between August and September

  13 September 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español. In the time that has passed since my previous compilation of posts, the people of Perú Político have published three summaries of the weekly happenings, which have to do mostly with events from the government's political actors and the opposition. They are: weekly...

Guatemala: Palo Ensebado

  13 September 2006

Chapinadas explains the fascinating traditional dance of the Palo Ensebado in San Luis, Peten: “A week before this dance starts, five men go into the forrest to choose a suitable tree. Before the tree is cut, the priests offer their apologies and ask for permission from the valerio tree to...

The Kannada Context: Post-modernist. Post-9/11. Concerns.

  11 September 2006

Firstly, let us remember the victims of 9/11. Let us wish that the world leaders gather enough sense and courage to fight the root cause of terrorism, and not just resort to paranoiac ways like “racial profiling”. Like they say do not attribute malice to that which can be sufficiently...

Trinidad & Tobago: First Nation People

  8 September 2006

“It is my belief that our people should be included in all discussions pertaining to the environment and the well being of our country,” writes Cristo Adonis, shaman of the Arima Carib community in Trinidad, in a letter gently protesting the continued exclusion of the country's “First Nation People” from...

Peru: Coca Cultivation

  4 September 2006

Steven Taylor describes his visit to the Amazon where he observed the cultivation of coca: “Some coca cultivation is legal in Peru and other Andean nations. Indeed, everywhere I stayedd in Peru had coca leaf tea–which tasted no different than a standard green tea and provided less punch than a...

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