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· September, 2007

Stories about Indigenous from September, 2007

Taiwan: Whose land?

The indigenous Smangus people consider a wind-fall beech tree is in their territory, but the Forestry Bureau doesn't agree. Bloggers discuss, how do we decide who is the owner of...

Ghana: Did God save the Akosombo Dam?

We start off this week’s review with Ghana’s electricity crisis, which started in August 2006, but has seen a considerable improvement almost a year later. Could it be because priests...

Bolivia: Evo Morales on the Daily Show

President Evo Morales of Bolivia became only the 2nd sitting president to appear on the Daily Show, a popular comedy show that focuses on current events. During his visit to...

Dominica, Guyana: Making Music

Living Dominica posts video of street musicians in the island's capital, while Living Guyana shares what he thinks is the problem with Guyanese music.

Arabeyes: Ramadan Scenes

With the month of Ramadan halfway through, bloggers in the Middle East are still tapping away at their keyboards, reflecting on different aspects of the Islamic month of fasting. This...

Grenada: Tattoo

Ever seen a live Tattoo (considered a “wild meat” delicacy by many West Indians)? Then Free Spirit‘s pictures will have to do…

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

Japan: Nuclear Power and Discrimination

An English translation of an interview with Koide Hiroaki, a researcher and long-time anti-nuclear power activist, has been posted at gyaku. Mr. Koide talks about how he joined the movement...

Guatemala: Views On Indigenous People

Much of Guatemalan population descends from indigenous origins, in whole or part. Only a small minority comes from a different racial origin. That's why the UN Declaration of the Rights...

Jamaica: Moving House

Montego Bay Day By Day posts a photographic account of the moving of a “chattel house” in Jamaica.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Exhibition

The bookmann reviews an exhibition of various elements of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, currently on display at BRIC'S Rotuda Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

Ramadan Kareem From Kuwait

Ramadan Kareem from Kuwait as bloggers talk about museums, small businesses, conservation and the emergence of the new Kuwaiti superstar. Abdullatif AlOmar has more in this round up from Kuwaiti...

Guatemala: Menchu's Low Vote Total Due To Racism?

Rigoberta Menchu received approximately 3% of the total vote in this month's Presidential elections. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [ES] writes about the charges of racism that accounted for this...

Malaysia: Funds Not Reaching the Right People

Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang blogs his speech where he addresses the problems faced by the Orang Asli – the indigenous groups in Malaysia.

Latvia, Russia: Language Issue

Marginalia writes on the “language issue” in Latvia – and in Russia: “Over at the corner store, after years of learning to shop in Russian, I finally asked whether the...

Indonesia: Indigenous Fabric

Indonesia Matters has a post on Indonesian vice president recommending indigenous batik fabric for formal events as it is more suited to the climate of the country.

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