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· June, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from June, 2008

Puerto Rico: Sacred Journey

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...

Morocco: Amazigh Festival Planned

The fourth annual Festival of Amazigh Culture will be held in Fez from 3 to 6 July, reports Moroccan blog The View from Fez.

Morocco: The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

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...

Israel: Keffiyah Seen as Symbol of “Terrorist Chic”

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...

Iraq: Breaking Stereotypes

Iraqi Khalid Jarrar is in stitches that his brother's Canadian fiancée had ridden camels twice before his Arab brother.

Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest

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...

Iraq: Black – The Colour of Grief

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...

Paraguay: Increasing the Use of Guaraní with New Lugo Administration

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...

Morocco: One Wedding, Many Caftans

Lalla Mira expounds on the tedium of (some) Moroccan weddings.

Peru: Pointing Out Errors in the New Indiana Jones Movie

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....

Algeria: Baby Talk

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...

Afghanistan: Obscure Ethnicities, the Kalasha

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.

Ecuador: Promoting Saraguro Indigenous Culture

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...

Macedonia, Greece: An HRW Report

Say: Macedonia links to a report by the Human Rights Watch on the Macedonians of Greece.

Bahrain: Seven Day Weddings

Bahraini Missy posts pictures of tradition wedding dresses, and says wedding ceremonies in her family last for seven days.

Ecuador: The Amazon Tribes Vs. Big Oil

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...

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