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· December, 2006

Stories about Indigenous from December, 2006

Venezuela: Preserving Indigenous Languages

As many as thirty-four indigenous languages are spoken in Venezuela and a special committee of the country's National Assembly is drafting a law designed at preserving them. The Latin Americanist...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parang in Paramin

Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago is Parang season (from the Spanish Parranda, meaning “the action of merry making” or “group of serenaders”): The Trinidad and Tobago News Blog posts video...

Puerto Rico: World Cultural Diversity to be Protected

The Voice of the Taino People reports on the UN-backed international treaty to preserve global cultural diversity, which will come into effect in March 2007.

Speak Quechua: Interview with Noemí Vizcardo

Noemí Vizcardo is no stranger to Global Voices. Her blog Habla Quechua – focused on helping Spanish speakers learn Quechua – is one of the few, perhaps the only, penned...

Russia: Caucasus Hatreds, and Peace

The First Chechen War began twelve years ago, in December 1994; the Second Chechen War followed five years later. Still, Chechnya remains part of the Russian Federation. Timur Aliev –...

Malaysia: Aboriginal Rights

The recent ruling party UMNO's convention in Malaysia made a lot of noise about Malay rights in a multi-cultural Malaysia. Some Malay leaders feel that the rights of the Malay...

Bolivia: Land Redistribution

On Tuesday night, writes Nick Buxton, “the Bolivian Government completely unexpectedly passed an amended land reform bill that aims to redistribute up to a fifth of the country, land that...

Brueni: Haunted Places in Brunei

World of Pablo introduces some of the haunted places and other supernatural beings in Brunei.

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