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· August, 2007

Stories about Indigenous from August, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: The Caribs

The CAC Review finds “noteworthy” a news story about the indigenous Caribs in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the work of a government-appointed Amerindian Projects Committee.

Brazil: Gunshots along the border

Altino Machado reports a radio call [PT] from José Meirelles, who coordinates an Etno-Environmental Protection Front at the Brazil-Peru border on Acre state, deep in the Amazon Forest. He tells...

Mongolia: Kazakh eagle hunters

American filmmaker Joseph Spaid tells readers about his film Kiran over Mongolia over at neweurasia. The documentary portrays a young Mongolized Kazakh youth from the urban capital who is taken...

Kuwait: Crazy Week for Bloggers

Kuwaiti bloggers had a crazy week, which started with an earthquake, or rather a small tremor, early on Saturday morning. The next day a blogger was arrested for a comment...

Trinidad & Tobago: Santa Rosa Festival

The CAC Review notes that Trinidad's Carib community yesterday celebrated the high mass of the annual Santa Rosa Festival, with a procession through the streets of Arima.

Indians blog to defend against illegal logging along the Brazil-Peru Frontier

The Ashaninkas are the largest indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon and differently from the majority of the South American original dwellers, their cultural identity is greatly preserved. Apart from...

Bahrain: Thoughts on Sectarianism

Bahraini blogger emoodz shares with us this thoughts on sectarianism in this post I am translating from Arabic today. From a discussion over lunch, Mohammed Al Maskati discusses sectarianism and...

Caribbean: Indigenous Percentage

“I would hate to be a 12 percent American Indian in a debate about indigenous issues with a 13 percent American Indian,” writes Maximilian C. Forte of The CAC Review,...

Bolivia: National Pride During Military Parade

Beverly Centellas of Mom's Blog reflects on the controversial military parade in Santa Cruz, which demonstrated that Bolivia “sure understands the word ‘respect’ when it comes to their flag and...

Barbados: Heritage Tourism

Living in Barbados thinks that heritage tourism is a good alternative to sun, sea and sand.

Taiwan: Thao Indigenous People

Esouth has a series of posts on the Thao indigenous people in Taiwan. There are 500 people left in Taiwan, less than 50 families. Because of the development of tourism,...

Bolivia: Wishes and Relief on Independence Day

August 6th marked Bolivia's Independence Day and also marked a time for Bolivian bloggers to reflect on the current state of their country. Many recognize that the nation still has...

Central Asia: Cultural intelligence

Nathan Hamm shares his thoughts on a New York Times article which argues that while knowledge of the nomadic social legacies of the Central Asian countries is important, an overemphasis...

Syria: Lebanese Border and Toilet Etiquette

Yazan Badran takes us on a tour of Syrian blogs where bloggers are discussing the worsening of conditions of Syrian workers and families at the Lebanese-Syrian border, calls for the...

Bolivia: Peaceful Parades in Santa Cruz

José Andrés Sánchez of El pais de las maravillas [ES] was moved to see the absence of any confrontation between residents of Santa Cruz and members of indigenous groups that...

Barbados, Bahamas: Crop Over & Junkanoo

Kadooment Day signals the end of the Crop Over festivities – Living in Barbados explains, offering interesting comparisons to the Bahamas’ Junkanoo festival.

Kyrgyzstan: Adoption

Kyrgyz blogger Mirsulzhan Namazaliev received an email of a woman who recently adopted a baby from the mountaineous Central Asian nation. She asks about cultural traditions and why the mother...

Lebanon: Elections, Socio-political Theories, Relief and Blogging

The Lebanese government decided to hold by–elections on August 5. These elections are to fill the parliamentary seats that became vacant due to the assassinations of the past months. Other...

Puerto Rico, Jamaica: History of Slaves

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports on the findings of a Caribbean archaeological conference, which suggest that many slaves were wealthy during slavery: “Their wealth came not from...

Bolivia: Indigenous Organization Breaks Ties

Miguel Centellas of *Pronto takes a look at MAS and its fractured coalition, now that one powerful indigenous group has officially broken ties.

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