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· December, 2007

Stories about Indigenous from December, 2007

Bahrain: Reactions after the riots and arrests

In another special roundup, we have the reactions of Bahrain's bloggers to the events of the last few weeks, when rioting took place after the death of a demonstrator during...

Puerto Rico: Kayak Trip

The CAC Review interviews Taino Almestica, part of a two-person team that circumnavigated the island of Puerto Rico in a kayak.

Peru: The Disappearance of Aymara Language?

Utero de Marita [es] discusses a statement made by director of the National Culture Institute, who predicted that the indigenous language Aymara will disappear in the next seven years in...

Caribbean: Christmas Traditions

All over the world, people get together with friends and family to celebrate Christmas. They exchange gifts, and invite one another to their homes for parties, lunches or dinners, signifying...

D.R. of Congo: The Batwa people

AfricaBeat on the Batwa from the Democratic Republic of Congo: “The Batwa people were traditionally hunter-gatherers. In Eastern Congo, they lived off what the forest provided, until prolonged warfare and...

Arabeyes: Celebrating Eid Al Adha

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al Adha - which commemorates Ibrahim's (Abraham's) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for Allah (God). It also culminates the Hajj, an annual...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Christmas Traditions

MACO Caribbean Living gives us a glimpse into unique Christmas celebrations in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

Bolivia: Two Regions, Two Documents

December 15 marked a pivotal day in Bolivia, when two regions celebrated their newly created documents. In La Paz, members of the ruling party formally presented a controversial Constitution. On...

Peru: Sculptures of Amazon Indigenous Groups

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] posts pictures and explanations of a series of sculptures depicting Amazon indigenous groups during his recent trip to Iquitos.

Jamaica: In-Your-Face Culture

Francis Wade says that Jamaican culture comes at people “like a truck barreling down on them on a highway that is impossible to avoid.”

Algeria: Sitting in a Tent

Algerian blogger Jilal (Ar/Fr) has achieved a life long dream and sat in a tent – not in the Middle East, but in Paris. Click here for photographs.

Morocco: On Hammams

From Morocco, Samuel Gunter writes about bathing or the Hammam (public baths).

Panama: The Kuna Indigenous Group and the Use of Technology

The Kuna indigenous group in Panama have had very little access to internet and other technologies. Gilberto Alemancia, is of Kuna ethnicity, and is a well-experienced photographer and a tourism...

Yemen: Making Sesame Oil the Old Way

Omar Barsawad from Yemen shows us a video clip of how sesame oil is traditionally made in his country.

Chile: BiblioRedes, From Visviri to Puerto Williams

BiblioRedes is a program from the government of Chile, which provides free computer and internet access to 387 public libraries across the country. This access especially allows Chileans in underrepresented...

Bahamas: Junkanoo Controversy

If art is made and no one sees it, does it really exist? Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit blogs about what the calls the “absurd controversy over the recent attempt...

Indonesia: Shamanism in Indonesia

Indonesia Matters looks at the practice of Shamanism in modern Indonesia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Lion House

Thebookmann features a wall painting of Lion House in Trinidad, made famous by V.S. Naipaul's A House for Mr. Biswas.

Ecuador: Community Radio Station of Guamote

La Voz de Guamote [es] is a community blog site that is maintained by the Kichwa indigenous group of Ecuador. The site also highlights the work of the local radio...

Belize: Quash

Belize-y Livin’ discovers “a Belizean raccoon, commonly known as a quash“.

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