Stories about Indigenous from June, 2008
The Voice of the Taino People Online reports on the progress of the Peace and Dignity Journey, being run from New York to Panama, in honour of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean region.
The fourth annual Festival of Amazigh Culture will be held in Fez from 3 to 6 July, reports Moroccan blog The View from Fez.
As the 14th annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music comes to a close, bloggers – both Moroccan residents and travelers – share their experience with this year's festival. The View from Fez bloggers, who were fortunate enough to be in the thick of things for all of the festival,...
Israellycool blogger Aussie Dave responds to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's image of Che Guevara wearing a traditional Arab headdress that “the keffiyeh [is] the latest symbol of terror chic.”
Iraqi Khalid Jarrar is in stitches that his brother's Canadian fiancée had ridden camels twice before his Arab brother.
After the recent sponsorship controversy surrounding Jamaica's Reggae Sumfest festival, Montego Bay Day By Day is happy to report that “the show shall indeed go on…which is a good thing for the local businesses…”
Iraqi women are now accustomed to wearing black - the colour of grief and mourning, notes Inside Iraq. But amid the darkness and gloom, some young women admit to wearing brown, green and even pink!
El Yacare [es] publishes a peticion sent to incoming Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo asking for an increased use of the indigenous language Guaraní specifically asking for the act of inauguration to be conducted in both the country's official languages.
Lalla Mira expounds on the tedium of (some) Moroccan weddings.
Mexican music in an Andean market, misplaced cities, and negative stereotypes of Peruvians are some of the complaints made by Peruvian bloggers in response to the new Indiana Jones movie. Many bloggers have taken these glaring errors very seriously, but others think that movies should entertain, and not teach history (Spoiler alert).
Algerian linguist Lameen Souag is busy studying Siwi – and notes that they have 40 words used in baby talk. “So what special words do you use in your language when talking to babies?” he asks.
Joshua Foust writes a post about Kalasha – the term used to describe the many people in Aghanistan, but they are probably refugees from the Ghaznavid empire.
Angel Gualan is proud to be a member of the Saraguro indigenous culture in Ecuador. He has taken steps to promote its culture, dances, and foods through the use of his blog, so that others can gain a better understanding of this indigenous group.
Say: Macedonia links to a report by the Human Rights Watch on the Macedonians of Greece.
Bahraini Missy posts pictures of tradition wedding dresses, and says wedding ceremonies in her family last for seven days.
A rekindled interest in the richness of the Amazon is one of the results of recently distributed photograph showing members of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian Amazon shooting arrows at the photographer's airplane which surfaced on the Internet on May 23rd. However, to some organizations, the Amazon has never been far from their minds, and today we´ll see some videos brought by Amazon Watch, some which were showcased on Witness' The Hub editorial section.