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· June, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from June, 2008

Puerto Rico: Sacred Journey

30 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.

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Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

19 June 2008

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,...

Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest

17 June 2008

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…”

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Peru: Pointing Out Errors in the New Indiana Jones Movie

13 June 2008

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).

Algeria: Baby Talk

11 June 2008

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.

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Ecuador: Promoting Saraguro Indigenous Culture

10 June 2008

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.

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Ecuador: The Amazon Tribes Vs. Big Oil

4 June 2008

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.

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