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· October, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from October, 2008

Malaysia's Jungle Spirits

Lush with primary and secondary virgin jungle, Malaysians have long held a respect for the forests. It also helps that myths, whether bearing down from the forefathers or from urban...

Haiti, D.R.: Rediscovering Atlantis?

The Haitian Blogger is a tad sceptical about the scientific theory that Haiti might be “the site of the ‘lost Civilization’ of Atlantis.”

Bolivia: Introduction to the Language of Guaraní

Camiri Digital [es] introduces readers to some basic words in the indigenous language of Guaraní, which is spoken by many in the Chaco region of Bolivia.

Brazil: Grandma Aggie, Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and the Pope

Lou Gold, a North-American blogger and nature-person turned “brasileiro’, blogs about [En] Grandma Aggie and the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, re-telling some of the adventures of these courageous...

Guyana: Social Services

“Increasing access to social services is among the priorities identified by indigenous women leaders in the region as key to empowerment”: The Voice of the Taino People Online reports on...

Iraq: Assassination for All Iraqi Interpreters!!!

This is the view that Iraqi Interpreter took of a decision made by the commander of the Multinational Forces in Iraq. Under a new rule, Iraqis who work alongside American...

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 2

On the first article of this series, we searched Brazilian websites that could tell us some stories about the haunts and the mythical beings of Brazilian folklore. Now, in the...

Colombia: Indigenous Protests and Murders Under Media Blackout

Indigenous groups in the Cauca region of Colombia have been marching and protesting their way to Cali, one of the countries larger cities. Accusations of government fire weapon usage against...

Bolivia: Pro-Government March Arrives to La Paz

Tens of thousands of peasants, miners, coca-growers, and other supporters of the government of Evo Morales arrived in La Paz on Monday. What had originally started as a march to...

Pakistan: Tribal leaders targeted by militants

Chowrangi reports that tribal leaders are being targeted by militants in Pakistan: “They are aiming at the very infrastructure of the tribes…They kill tribal leaders and elders who are local...

Canada: Indigenous Femicide on the Spotlight

Canadian documentary which is bringing to public attention the disappearances and murders of more than 500 aboriginal women in Canada in the past 30 years. The film is called Finding...

Traditional Lao wedding

Laos Essential Artistry blogs about the traditional Lao wedding rituals and gowns.

Brazilian myths and haunts on the Lusosphere – Part 1

The first of three articles that will take us around the virtual campfire to hear stories about ghosts and enchantment from Brazilian folklore: Cuca, Negrinho do Pastoreio, Boitatá and Curupira,...

Grenada: Artefact

“It is not unusual, during the course of a morning, as we weed or mole or fork the land, for us to unearth some pottery shard or rusted garden implement...

Bangladesh: Tea plantation workers

Raisa Rasheeka has been studying the lives of the tea plantation workers in Bangladesh for a while and shares the findings in her blog.

Israel: Yom Kippur Reminder

From Israel, YMedad posts a Yom Kippur reminder in this video post.

Laos: Rituals of moving into a new house

Nye Noona blogs about the rituals practiced in Laos and Thailand when moving into a new house.

Brazil: Do deforestation and elections mix?

What is the link between recent deforestation rate increases in the Amazon and the upcoming Brazilian municipal elections in October 5?

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