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· March, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from March, 2008

Armenia: Sevan Museum

  30 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.

Libya: Wedding Blues

“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.

Guyana: Baccoo

  27 March 2008

Guyana-Gyal says that “bandits is the new baccoo” – one of the most feared creatures in Guyanese folklore.

Bahrain: Kindest People Ever

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...

Jordan: Wife Seeking in the Middle East

“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.

Jamaica: Dancehall

  17 March 2008

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”.

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China: Fire on the streets of Lhasa, Tibet

  14 March 2008

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.

Jamaica, Haiti: Felix Morisseau-Leroy

  13 March 2008

“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.

Taiwan: Hunter Action

  10 March 2008

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].

Taiwan: Digitalize Aboriginal Groups

  3 March 2008

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].

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