Stories about Indigenous from March, 2008
Robert Dietrich posts photographs of some of the treasures he recently discovered at a small museum outside of the capital. The Peace Corps Volunteer says he was overwhelmed by the amount of items dating back thousands of years and in urgent need of being displayed properly.
“Libyan weddings are BORING. They are all the same – the same food is served, the same music is played, the brides all look the same. BORING… sigh,” writes Khadija Teri, who had to attend two ceremonies.
Kurdish blogger Goran reports on Syrian and Turkish attacks on Kurds celebrating Newroz, a traditional festivity which marks the beginning of spring.
Nicolette Bethel reports that the Bahamas will host the regional Carifesta XI festival after all…
Guyana-Gyal says that “bandits is the new baccoo” – one of the most feared creatures in Guyanese folklore.
Among other things, Marginalia muses on the “basic bonds between peoples and their languages, lands, beliefs, cultures and even cuisines” and how it relates to Latvia.
Sous, a Swedish woman living in Bahrain, wonders about the impact of development on Bahrainis. “Bahrainis … are the most kind people I have ever met. They are polite, educated, funny and friendly. There is no pretend and they are really down to earth which I appreciate. I hope this...
“There are none so blind as those who do not see,” writes Nicolette Bethel, as she blogs about Bahamian creativity.
“One of the most hated rituals in the middle east is the dreaded “Wife seeking”. Not only is it nerve wrecking for the potential groom and his family. But it's also considered humiliating for the ladies who find in the ritual demeaning to the woman,” writes Qwaider, from Jordan.
The recent Global Reggae Conference, held at the University of the West Indies, has Agostinho Pinnock blogging about whether or not dancehall music is Jamaica's “solution to civil society”.
With the Tibetan capital now reportedly largely cut off from the outside world, information regarding the ongoing situation in Lhasa slowed to a trickle over the weekend. Some updates, however, having been coming out over blogs and other online channels.
“Although the controversy still rages in Jamaica about English vs patwa or ‘nation language'…from as early as 1958, Felix Morisseau-Leroy was writing plays and poems in Kreyol”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to the Haitian writer.
Instant Messaging is opening new windows for a Bedouin community in South Israel, writes Gilad Lotan, who tunes into a fascinating research and brings us its findings in this post.
Peopo.org puts up a video on the weekend music concert organized by indigenous groups in Taiwan. The ethnic minorities are claiming their land right [zh].
Montego By Day By Day blogs about the national fruit of Jamaica.
Greater Surbiton writes about “an undeniably thorny issue” of the right of national self-determination.
Two national day celebrations were marked in Kuwait last week - one on February 25 and the second on February 26. Kuwait's bloggers were quick to dig into the history of the celebrations.
A report from Bnext about the effort of LA17 (A group called Life Abundance) in bringing computer equipments to Taiwan aboriginal groups in the mountainous areas [zh].