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· May, 2007

Stories about Indigenous from May, 2007

Peru: Interview with Archaeologist Guillermo Cock

C.J. Schexnayder of Kleph's blog recently sat down with famed Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock, who led the effort to unearth thousands of mummies and tens of thousands of artifacts in...

Thailand: Stereotyping Foreigners

The Siam Sentinel looks at the Thai habit of stereotyping foreigners. “It's not always the case but many Thais are still going by long believed stereotypes about how the Chinese,...

Papua New Guinea: Elections

Islandbaby describes the dynamics of voting in Papua New Guinea. “So the result is that people, as extensions of familial and tribal groups, vote in context rather than on perspective...

Philippines: Local Campaigning

Mong Palatino, a candidate in the recent elections (and GlobalVoices contributor) in the Philippines gives us a glimpse into how campaigning is carried out at a local level. “I was...

Brunei: Kaya Jam

Sing Yin prepares the local breakfast accompaniment kaya and shares the recipe and preparation on her blog.

Israel: Myths About the Asian Community

Israeli blogger Fily discusses myths about the Asian community in Israel. “Why, I wonder, don’t the Asian students mingle with the locals? Why is it that the Israelis obsessed with...

Indonesia: Saying Thanks in Indonesia

Sarapan Ekonomi starts of a debate on his blog by posting findings of a linguistics expert. The expert says that some Indonesians do not thank people whom they consider to...

Mali: revisiting traditional medicine

Timbuktu Chronicles: Revisiting traditional medicine; “In the capital Bamako there is a laboratory where researchers spend their working days studying the medicinal effects of plants brought in from around the...

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

Today's Middle East in Pictures tour takes us to Dubai's lovely beaches, Doha at night, a picture of a flower in Bahrain, the blooming flower gardens of Syria this spring...

Brazil: Possible Justice for Dorothy Strang

Randy Paul of Beautiful Horizons writes about the upcoming trial of a man accused of the murder of Dorothy Strang, a US-born nun that lived in Brazil helping native groups....

Yemen: From Camels to Toyotas

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad notes how Toyota and Isuzu trucks came to replace camels and donkeys as Yemen's preferred “wheels of choice.” ‘Many times, I have asked people around –...

Outrage as Zimbabwe assumes helm of key global organization

As if all the troubles bedeviling Zimbabweans were not enough, Zimbabweans were aghast last week as it emerged their beleaguered nation is going to lead the UN Commission on Sustainable...

Kuwait: Dangerous Drivers

“Every day when you get in behind the steering wheel in your car, you risk your life! I have never in my WHOLE ENTIRE life seen anything as bad as...

Egypt: Ahmadinejad Busted

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia posts photographs featuring Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kissing the hand of his former school teacher. “A 70-year-something old lady wearing black from top to down except the...

Arabeyes: Muslim Evangelists; Somali Poets; Death on Amman's Roads and More

Today's round up of Arabic language blogs takes us to the United Arab Emirates, where a Muslim blogger gets an email from Africa urging him to embrace Islam and then...

Peru: Culture and Gender in Advertising

Luna Antagonica [ES] writes about her anthropological study that looks at gender and cultural identity issues in advertising in Peru. A related protest will also take place in front a...

Guyana: Indigenous Communities Claims Against Swiss Bank

The CAC Review reports that indigenous Guyanese communities are among those being represented in an international claim against a Swiss bank for “compensation for its links with a Malaysian timber...

Kuwait: Magic Spells on Display

A Kuwaiti blogger got more than she bargained for during a visit to a jewellery exhibition. “Anyway the hottest “exhibit” for me was at the entrance (or exit?) where the...

Jordan: When Tradition Meets Fanatism

Arab tradition meets football fanatism in this image posted by Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid.

Morocco: Naming laws, springtime quiet and Sufi music

Although Spring maybe quiet in Morocco as locals dip into specially prepared cuisine, bloggers are busy debating naming laws for new Moroccan parents in The Netherlands and and basking in...

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