Stories about Indigenous from September, 2007
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 the land?
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 prayed for the Akosombo Dam to fill up?
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 New York City for the United Nations Summit, Morales sat down with host Jon Stewart and through the use of translator spoke about his ideas for his country and for the world. However, many bloggers thought that the comedic nature of the program became lost in the translation and that many of Morales' statements sounded too good to be true.
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.
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 week we make stops in Yemen, Palestine, Kuwait and Israel to see what bloggers have to say.
Ever seen a live Tattoo (considered a “wild meat” delicacy by many West Indians)? Then Free Spirit‘s pictures will have to do…
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 United Nations approved the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples earlier this month, a broad, non-binding agreement articulating basic...
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 against nuclear power in Japan 40 years ago, the contrast between the dream of nuclear power and the reality, and...
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 of Indigenous People released on September 13 is so relevant for the country. However, of higher concern is the expressions and views of "indigenous" and racism from Guatemalan bloggers.
Montego Bay Day By Day posts a photographic account of the moving of a “chattel house” in Jamaica.
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 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 blogs this week.
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 low percentage.
Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang blogs his speech where he addresses the problems faced by the Orang Asli – the indigenous groups in Malaysia.
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 cashier ever planned to learn the word for milk in Latvian (it being emblazoned in large letters on every carton...
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.