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· January, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from January, 2008

Bolivia: Place to Study in El Alto

Marisol Medina of Lengua, Cultura y Sociedad [es] celebrates that many more people, especially indigenous women who still dress in traditional clothing, can now have a place to study at...

St Vincent & The Grenadines, Belize: Palacio Gone To Soon

St. Vincent blogger Abeni knew the late Belizean musician Andy Palacio personally and says: “News of his death…triggered all those memories of yesteryear. Gone at 47 which seems too soon.”

Armenia: Indigenous Language Blogs

While most blogging from or about Armenia has been in English or Russian, The Armenian Observer is pleased to discover that the number of Armenian language blogs is slowly but...

Paraguay: An Introduction to a Growing Blogosphere

Muna Annahas, a Paraguayan blogger, writes her first Global Voices Online post and provides an introduction to the Paraguayan blogosphere. She provides examples of interesting academic, political, cultural, personal, and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fancy Sailors

“Every year it seems, the few individuals who have kept the traditions of Old Mas alive are becoming less visible”: Thebookmann features Trinidad and Tobago Carnival's Fancy Sailors.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dame Lorraine

Thebookmann attends a traditional “Old ‘Mas” performance in Trinidad and Tobago and posts video of the well-loved Carnival character of the Dame Lorraine.

Paraguay: Guaraní in State Documents

Elyacare [es] writes about the campaign in Paraguay to include the indigenous language of Guaraní into the official state documents like identification cards and passports.

Chile: Hunger Strike by Mapuche Activist

The Latin Americanist writes about a Chilean Mapuche activist that has been on a 100-day fast protesting her ten-year jail sentence.

Ukraine: Crimean Tatars Protest

Orange Ukraine writes, among other things, about Crimean Tatars’ protests in Simferopol over the long-delayed construction of a mosque.

Peru: The Feast of the Three Kings in Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo, Peru, located near the city of Cuzco, recently celebrated the “Fiesta de Reyes” (Feast of the Three Kings). The Quechua and Spanish bilingual blog Habla Quechua [qu/es] has pictures...

Russia: The North

Window on Eurasia writes that “small ethnic groups of Russia’s north suffer […] from abuse in the post-Soviet media which appear to treat them all as one enormous and inappropriate...

Bahrain: Ashoora Reading

Bint Battuta attends Ashoora events in Bahrain, and shares some reading material about the rituals here.

Belize: Mourning Palacio

As Belize continues to mourn the death of Andy Palacio, Belizean posts a short bio of the country's most iconic musician.

Brazil: Missionaries and Their Effect on Indigenous Cultures

George Felipe de Lima Dantas writes in Brazzil Magazine that religious missionaries should be expelled in order to preserve indigenous cultures in Brazil. Andrew Comings, a missionary in Brazil, vehemently...

Armenia: Reparatations

The Armenian Observer posts a video of an Armenian official arguing that Turkey must return territory once inhabited Armenians before the 1915 Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. While the blogger says...

Bolivia: Learning a New Indigenous Language

Marisol Medina of Lengua, Cultura y Sociedad [es] recounts how she had learned and forgotten Quechua while growing up, and that not everyone understands one's desire to learn an indigenous...

Brazil: Indigenous people dying of white man diseases

Alda Inacio [pt] is revolted by a piece of news that shows how the the many indigenous peoples of Brazil are dying of hepatitis B and other diseases spread by...

Guyana: Do You Remember?

Signifyin’ Guyana posts the first part of a “nostalgia-inducing” poem…

Morocco: Amazigh New Year

From Morocco, Ghasbouba rings in the Amazigh New Year of 2958.

Iraq: Snow in Baghdad

Yes, seriously. For the first time in living memory it actually snowed in Baghdad. Salam Adil braves the weather and brings us the latest from the Iraqi blogosphere in this...

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