Stories about Indigenous from November, 2006
Sean's Russia Blog writes that in Russia, “The race struggle has replaced the class struggle, and the ‘illegal’ stands in for the ‘kulak’.”
Lee Vanderwalker offers some historical background to Garifuna Settlement Day, which is observed in Belize on November 19, and commemorates the 174th anniversary of the Garifuna people's arrival in Belize. Lee's post also includes a link to music samples by Belizean Garifuna musician and activist Andy Palacio.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about nostalgia for the Soviet Union and citizenship issues in Latvia and Estonia.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about “the Bronze Soldier disease” that “has spread from Tallinn to Moscow, where officials and analysts are now weighing in on the issue like it would make a big difference in their life whether the Bronze Soldier was there or not.”
Nyasha Laing posts a video interview with Belizean Garifuna activist Emeni Cayetano of community broadcasters Dangriga Cablevision and Hamalali Radio.
Doña Maria by James Rodriguez Doña Maria, the family matriarch as noted by her white huipil (embroidered blouse) sits proudly in her kitchen. Doña Maria is just one of the family members from the Ixil Maya community of the Guatemalan highlands that featured in a recent photo-documentary by Rodriguez. From...
Bolivia Rising has translated an article by former Bolivian Minister for Hydrocarbons Andres Soliz Rada in which he articulates a “an indomestiza vision, which, ‘as opposed to traditional nationalism, rescues the potentials of those peoples oppressed for five centuries by internal and external colonialism, without denying, through mestizaje, Western or...
The Belize Jungle Dome Adventure Travel and Vacations blog highlights the 10th annual La Ruta Maya River Challenge, “Belize's most competitive sporting event. . . also one of the country's largest collaborative conservation efforts.”
Julayne describes the water festival celebration in Cambodia. “I love how much the people of Cambodia celebrate things that actually matter….I mean, to celebrate, in such a huge way, the gift of water…it's amazing to think about all the things we take for granted. “
IndyMedia Mexico has a wealth of multimedia resources related to the ongoing conflict in Oaxaca including video, audio, photography, and text.
Vietnamese God describes a typical country wedding and urges readers not to miss one if they get a chance to attend one.
Indcoup has the news on the passing of Clifford Geertz, an expert on Java island in Indonesia. “Geertz is most well-known for his study of, in particular, Javanese religion, economic development, traditional political structures, and village and family life, and his work in this area has had a profound impact...