Stories about Indigenous from October, 2007
Myanmar: Burmese Ghosts
Start worrying if you are in Myanmar and the dogs start howling near your house at night.
Guyana: View of Guyana
A returning national shares her experience of Guyana with MACO Caribbean Living.
Guyana-Gyal tells the fascinating story of Iwokrama, “part of one of the last four intact rainforests in the whole wide world!”
Dominica: Creole Traditions
“During this season, every village…strives to show its neighbors how well it is preserving heritage and traditions”: Living Dominica celebrates “Creole time”!
Belize: Fish In Trees
Caribbean Beat Blog reports that “scientists have found one of the oddest fish known to mankind in abundance in Belize.”
Morocco: Interview with an Amazigh Blogger
Jillian York sheds light on the message and struggle of Moroccan Amazigh and activist Bouba, who blogs at Ghasbouba. Who are the Amazigh? What is Bouba blogging about and what does he like to see the blogging world accomplish?
Voces Bolivianas: Two Mile High Citizen Media (Part I)
One of five Rising Voices outreach award winners, Voces Bolivianas is a participatory citizen’s media project that promotes the use of online media to allow Bolivians especially from underrepresented groups to share their stories about their lives and communities, thus deciding how they are represented.
Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Legacies
Cultural Literacy features an excerpt of an interview with Dr. Eric Doumerc in which he talks about West Indian legacies that ought to be cherished.
Puerto Rico, Dominica: Indigenous Unity
The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that the indigenous Kallinagos of Dominica and the United Confederation of Taino People have ratified an historic “Declaration of Unity”.
Trinidad & Tobago: Indigenous Celebration
Now is Wow attends a celebration of indigenous people in Trinidad.
Former Soviet Union: Pyotr Grigorenko's Centenary
Window on Eurasia writes about the “neglected centenary” of General Pyotr Grigorenko: “People like the late general are a rarity. Anyone who met him – and I was fortunate enough to do so – counts himself privileged. But even more, all those living in the post-Soviet states now are his...
Arabeyes: Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Part 3)
The Holy month of Ramadan culminated with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations throughout the Muslim world. Here's what bloggers are saying about the occasion in the last of a three-part series. Today's tour takes us to Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Iran and Palestine.
Dominica: Celebrating Independence
Steve's Dominica posts a Flickr photoset of some of the island's Independence celebrations.
Latvia: Citizenship Debate
So far, there are 121 comments to the “Stateless in Latvia” post at Euroblog by BBC's Europe editor Mark Mardell – and All About Latvia is tired of explaining Latvia's citizenship laws.
Russia: Indigenous Peoples’ Land Problems
Window on Eurasia reports that some indigenous peoples of Russia have been “reduced to the status of poachers” on their own land.
Language death: evolution, natural selection or cultural genocide?
We live in a world of just 194 countries, give or take, but speak between 7,000 and 8,000 languages. That linguistic diversity is fast disappearing, often thanks to the privileged position given to colonial languages, as well as the globalization of media and technology. But is this really cause for alarm?