Stories about Indigenous from January, 2008
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 the public university in El Alto, without having to worry about discrimination.
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.”
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 surely increasing. Observer commends the blogs for their quality and recommends his readers encourage their development by visiting and commenting...
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 bridge blogs written by Paraguayans at home and abroad.
“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.
Thebookmann attends a traditional “Old ‘Mas” performance in Trinidad and Tobago and posts video of the well-loved Carnival character of the Dame Lorraine.
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.
The Latin Americanist writes about a Chilean Mapuche activist that has been on a 100-day fast protesting her ten-year jail sentence.
Orange Ukraine writes, among other things, about Crimean Tatars’ protests in Simferopol over the long-delayed construction of a mosque.
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 and a description of the event.
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 Chukchi joke.”
Bint Battuta attends Ashoora events in Bahrain, and shares some reading material about the rituals here.
As Belize continues to mourn the death of Andy Palacio, Belizean posts a short bio of the country's most iconic musician.
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 disagrees and writes his rebuttal at Comings Communiqué.
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 that territorial reparations are unlikely, he says that Armenians should demand maximum compensation from Turkey before gradually compromising from a...
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 language.
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 the white man, and by the lack of resources to deal with it. “What happens in Brazil is pure negligence,...
Signifyin’ Guyana posts the first part of a “nostalgia-inducing” poem…
From Morocco, Ghasbouba rings in the Amazigh New Year of 2958.
Evelyn in Morocco briefs us on the use of gestures in Morocco.