· November, 2006

Stories about Indigenous from November, 2006

Belize: Garifuna Settlement Day

  20 November 2006

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.

Images from Guatemala: Doña Maria

  14 November 2006

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: Indigenous Political Participation

  14 November 2006

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...

Belize: La Ruta Maya River Challenge

  13 November 2006

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.”

Cambodia: Celebrating Water Festival

  9 November 2006

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. “

Mexico: Multimedia Oaxaca

  6 November 2006

IndyMedia Mexico has a wealth of multimedia resources related to the ongoing conflict in Oaxaca including video, audio, photography, and text.

Vietnam: Country Weddings

  1 November 2006

Vietnamese God describes a typical country wedding and urges readers not to miss one if they get a chance to attend one.

Indonesia: Indonesia Expert Cultural Anthropologist Dead

  1 November 2006

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...

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