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· January, 2009

Stories about Indigenous from January, 2009

Bahamas: A Better Way

“The Bahamas is so very rich in culture that we could all be benefitting from it. But we’re not”: Nicolette Bethel explains why.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pelham and Pan

From Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Free Radio publishes another podcast, this time focusing on “veteran producer and steel orchestra arranger, Pelham Goddard” as he discusses the evolution of steel pan...

Australia Day brings on a stoush

Australian bloggers are debating the appropriateness of celebrating the anniversary of European occupation in 1788 as Australia Day.

Turkey: Armenian “Martin Luther King Jr.” Commemorated

The second anniversary of a murdered journalist once again had the power to move mountains in strained relations between between Armenia and Turkey, two states separated by the biblical mount...

Ecuador: Correa Faces Pressure From Indigenous Groups

In Ecuador, President Rafael Correa is facing pressure from indigenous groups over his government's support of a new mining law. The coalition led by the National Confederation of Indigenous Nations...

Ukraine: Lily Hyde's “Dream Land” – the Crimean Tatar “Anne Frank”

Window on Eurasia writes about Lily Hyde’s “Dream Land” – a book by a Ukraine-based British freelance journalist, who “tells the story of the return of the Crimean Tatars to...

Peru: Changing Indigenous Last Names to Avoid Discrimination

In Peru, some citizens see the necessity to change their last names, especially those that are typically indigenous, such as from “Quispe” to “Quimper,” as a way to avoid discrimination...

Morocco: The Amazigh People

From Warp to Weft shares information about the Amazigh New Year, Yennayer, and of the Amazigh (Berber) people of Morocco.

Trinidad & Tobago: Clear the Way for Carnival

To get into gear for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Caribbean Free Radio posts the first in a series of podcasts with rapso group 3 Canal.

Azerbaijan: Mud Volcanoes

Joe's Trippin’ pays a visit to the Qobustan State reserve in Azerbaijan. The blog says that while there are as many as 600,000 rock paintings in the territory of the...

Grenada: Spice It Up

The Nomadic Gourmet gives a brief introduction to “Grenada – the Island of Spice.”

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