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· November, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from November, 2008

Puerto Rico: Status Quo?

“Our struggle for self-determination, to be free from outside impositions, is ideological and it is not what's best for the majority of the people who live here”: Gil the Jenius...

Ecuador: Christmastime for the Saraguro

Angel Gualan provides descriptions on how the indigenous group of the Saraguros celebrate Christmas in the Loja region of Ecuador [es]. Much of it sits on the shoulders of the...

Jamaica: The Real Story

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp weighs in on the discussion about literary authenticity and the Caribbean writer: “Storytellers come and go, but the story of the Caribbean continues to evolve–waiting for...

Malaysia: The Plight of Penan

The Penan tribe, indigenous people of East Malaysia, have taken quite some press and blog space this year. Bloggers react to stories of abuses committed against the Penan Tribe.

Bangladesh: Manipuri Raash Festival

Back to Bangladesh posts some great pictures of the colorful Raash festival of the Manipuri indigenous people of Sylhet in Bangladesh. The festival is meant to celebrate the love of...

Japan: Proud to be Okinawan

Superyuko at Nachikasanu Koiuta describes the first time she became aware of her Okinawan identity. 10 years ago, in Tokyo, where she came to live and to attend university, she...

Colombia: Indigenous March Arrives to Bogotá

The indigenous march has arrived to Bogotá and Bogotá Subterranea [es] is welcoming them with open arms.

Bolivia: Recent Lynchings Cause Concerns

A string of lynchings around Bolivia has caused concern around the country. The latest case in Achacachi involved 11 accused thieves, who were set ablaze by town residents. Defenders of...

Bahamas: Call of the Parrots

Womanish Words hears “a wonderful sound…the raucous cries of wild Bahama Parrots in (her) Avocado tree. Real, honest-to-the-Goddess, wild parrots, the ones that are highly endangered…but by some miracle there...

Russia: 65 Years Since the Deportation of Karachais

Otto's Random Thoughts writes – here and here – about the deportation of the Karachais, which began on Nov. 2 sixty-five years ago.

Vietnamese legends

Snow gives examples of Vietnamese legends.

Bolivia: An Indigenous as Minister of Education?

Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] wonders why the Bolivian government did not name an indigenous to the office of Minister of Education, while a commenter notes that the new...

Cambodia's 55th Independence day

It's holiday in Cambodia as it marks its 55th Independence day. The country is also celebrating a Water Festival.

Promoting East Timor products

A blog was set-up promoting East Timor's local products.

YouTube's “Project:Report” Video Finalists Selected

We've been following the progress of the YouTube Aspiring Citizen Journalist competition "Project:Report" organized along with the Pulitzer Center to select an amateur video journalist to win a 10 000...

Myanmar: Traditional medicine

Myat Thura uploads an e-book about Myanmar's traditional medicine practices.

Dominica: Creole Dress

“The Wob Dwiyet is the centerpiece of Dominica’s National Wear and is worn in a variety of different styles”: Dominica Weekly posts some photos of the island's Creole Dress Parade.

Guatemala: The Fiambre and Other Foods for Day of the Dead

What began as an improvised dish called Fiambre made of leftovers and made by nuns in Antigua, Guatemala, has become a tradition during the Day of the Dead holidays. The...

Lebanon: The Bedouins

“In the past, they see their glorious history, as it was them who made the Great Arab Revolt and fought the colonialist over centuries, and provided the revolutionaries with weapons...

Southeast Asia: The Power of the Pontianak

One of the most enduring legends of South East Asia is the Pontianak, said to be a bone-white lady, with ruby-red eyes, who is borne from her death in birth-giving....

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