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· October, 2006

Stories about Indigenous from October, 2006

China: Writings on the walls

  31 October 2006

Back in the day, big character posters were mostly used for vile purposes, so when they started popping up recently on shop fronts in a remote corner of China's Yunnan province, it's no surprise mention was made at major Chinese forum Tianya. From Tianya blogger Big Reporter (大记者): 云南石林县惊现”大字报” Shilin...

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

  30 October 2006

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist. The latest tragic example of this came on Friday 27th October, in the southern state of Oaxaca, with the shooting...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Exploring the Pyramid

  26 October 2006

“Bosnian Pyramid? – Visocica Hill” – by sjareb It's been over a year since the whole Bosnian pyramid media fuss started. Still, many talk about the possible discovery of Europe’s first step pyramid complex. The event is significant for Bosnia & Herzegovina's recovery, as it brings positive media attention and...

Fiji: Building a Traditional Underground Oven

  24 October 2006

Peceli blogs about the tradition of building a “lovo” – the traditional underground oven used to cook communal meals in the South Pacific. “In Australia we can’t make a lovo in your back yard without permission from the local council and the Fire Prevention Officer. The ruling is if we...

Tonga: Tonga and Nationalism

  21 October 2006

Tongan native Samiuela LV Taufa compares the Australians with the Tongans on their respective ideas of nationalism and belonging. “As I understand Tongans, we're only truely nationalistic when it is to contrast/combat another national. Whereas we seem to identify much closer to our inner community (township, school.) Of the Australians...

Colombia: Drinking Coca Sek

  16 October 2006

Adam Isaacson of the Center for International Policy recently sampled the coca-based energy drink called Coca Sek, which is produced by an indigenous community in Colombia. Even though the legal drink provided a bit of a kick needed for late night dinners, Isaacson said, “If given a drug test, however,...

Peru: Documentary on Rural Education Competes for Prize

  10 October 2006

The following post was originally written in Spanish at Cinencuentro. “Camino a la Escuela” (“The Road to School”) competes in the Seed of Tolerance contest of Current TV The director Humberto Saco writes us to let us know that a 6 minute short version of his documentary, Camino a la...

The Kannada Context: “Gandhigiri”, nADahabba and Everything Else

  3 October 2006

Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi‘s Birth Anniversary) was observed yesterday in India and elsewhere. It was celebrated the most by the electronic media, of course. What was different this time, however, was that, a lot of them talked about “Gandhigiri”, the new phrase, and supposedly the newly revived way of life. Curiously,...

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