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· February, 2009

Stories about Indigenous from February, 2009

Guyana: Mash 2009

Guyana Providence Stadium posts photos from this year's Mashramani celebrations.

Brunei: Fund drive for flood victims

As part of the efforts to collect donations for flood victims, charity drives have been organized in recent weeks in Brunei. The heavy downpour last month caused heavy floods and...

Fiji: Samoan PM criticisizes Fiji's government

Bloggers in Fiji and around the Pacific are remarking on recent comments by Samoa’s Prime Minister harshly criticizing Fiji’s military government. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said in an interview that he...

Peru: Portrayal of Andean Life in Llosa's Movies

The recent film "The Milk of Sorrow" by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa was recently awarded with the Golden Bear at an international film festival in Berlin. Even though the film...

Colombia: Drawing Attention to the Cause of Minority Groups

Minorities in Colombia, such as indigenous groups, have not been given much importance and Carlos Correa of Palimpsesto [es] suggests that they follow the example of the Cauca indigenous community...

Worldwide: 2,500 Languages Disappearing

An interactive map of endangered languages, showing 2,500 out of 6,000 tongues at risk, has been released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The international organization...

Indigenous Activists Seek New .indigi Domain

Marginalized and oppressed for centuries, indigenous peoples – native communities around the world often considered minorities by states – are seeking Internet autonomy. Encouraged by the opportunity to create new...

Guadeloupe: Where is it exactly?

French West Indian blogger Fwiyapin questions the way in which traditional French media are dealing with the Guadeloupean crisis – images of Guadeloupe and Madagascar mixed up on ITélé, or...

Guadeloupe, Corsica: Same situation? Same claims?

Martinican blogde[moi] ponders on the possible extension of the French West Indian conflict to the French island of Corsica, following the analysis of a Corsican blogger.

Fiji: Bloggers react to police commissioner's ‘crusade’

Bloggers in Fiji are commenting on the police commissioner’s recent outburst recorded by television cameras at a meeting with Indo-Fijian officers warning them with termination if they continue to air...

Brazil: Blogging from riverside communities in the Amazon

Encouraged by the NGO Saúde e Alegria, youngters from 31 riverside communities in the Amazon are learning the benefits of blogging. Armed with media kits – sound equipment, editorial desks,...

Colombia: The Awá Indigenous Community Caught in the Middle

The ongoing conflict deep within the Colombian jungle between the FARC, ELN and the Colombian Armed Forces often finds people caught in the middle. Authorities are investigating the killing of...

USA: Native Americans, “Yes we can”

Kept invisible for centuries, Native Americans in the United States are increasingly using blogs and online citizen media to promote and preserve their rights and traditional ways of life. With...

Guadeloupe, Martinique: Farewell Mr. N'Diaye

Martinican blogger Imaniyé and Guadeloupean B.World Connection both pay homage to Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, who recently passed away. He was the Conservator of Gorée Island and instrumental in making French...

Trinidad & Tobago: Curmudgeonly Carnival

“Carnival is big business. Fetes costing five hundred dollars and up, mas costumes that are equivalent to a house or car payment, is it all worth bankrupting yourself?”: Coffeewallah explains...

Bahamas: Artistic Tourism

“All studies about the creative industries…and tourist development indicate that a failsure way of driving tourists to a destination is by creating a purpose for them to visit…but a word...

Jamaica: Dancehall Ban

Following the broadcast ban on Rampin Shop and other sexually explicit songs, Raw Politics…Jamaica Style! thinks that dancehall must rehabilitate its public image, while Long Bench believes that while the...

Philippines: Baro At Saya

One Sixth Sense posts photos of a doll donning different variations of the baro at saya, the Philippine national dress.

Bolivia: Native Languages in the Public Bureaucracy

Ermapelo of Ciudad de Patas [es] wonders about the push in the new Constitution that seeks that all public employees in the Bolivian government speak at least one native language,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is Woman

Another great podcast from Trinidad's Caribbean Free Radio, where Georgia Popplewell and the 3 Canal crew talk about everything from the role of women in Carnival to the “fine line...

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