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· March, 2009

Stories about Indigenous from March, 2009

France, Americas, Africa: The “Y'a Bon” Awards

On March 17th 2009, a group called les Indivisibles [Fr] launched the “Y'a Bon Awards”, a dubious honour bestowed upon politicians, journalists, or any public officials who have contributed to...

Colombia: Searching the Bodies of Murdered Indigenous

The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia publishes on its blog the route [es] the humanitarian minga is following since Monday in order to recover the corpses of the indigenous Awás...

Trinidad & Tobago: A World of Orchids

From Trinidad and Tobago, My Chutney Garden says: “Orchid growing is not for the fainthearted.”

Fiji: ‘It was stones, now it's molotov cocktails’

At least six people in Fiji who could be termed “public opponents” of the country’s military-backed government have been targeted by unidentified individuals who late at night have thrown large...

Lao idioms

Bryan, A Laotian American writer, identifies some of the popular Lao idioms.

Martinique: Rhum Agricole

“In the history of Caribbean rums, Martinique has gained a place of its own…”: Repeating Islands’ Blog explains why.

Brazil: Controversial demarcation of indigenous land confirmed

Five indigenous tribes of Brazil have won a 30-year battle to reclaim 1.7 million hectares of their ancestral land in Roraima in the Amazon on the border to Venezuela and...

Barbados, Montserrat: Mountain Chickens

Blogging from Barbados, Gallimaufry is concerned about the fate of the Montserrat mountain chicken.

Fiji: A step towards elections?

Fiji’s political parties may have taken a first step toward restoring Parliamentary democracy when they met with the military backed Interim Government and agreed on the issues to be discussed...

Guatemala: Opposition to Mining Operations

A recent BBC story reported on skin infections showing up in several indigenous communities in Guatemala. Many from the community and other activists are placing blame on an open-pit mining...

Dominica: Carib Village

Repeating Islands’ Blog pays a visit to Touna, a living Carib village in Dominica.

Kenya: The Big Language Dilemma For Kenyan Poet Bloggers

Kenyan poets, unlike artists, find it easier to write and perform in English as opposed to any other language. This would be closely attributed to what language enables them express...

Nepal: The Rights Of The Minorities

Paramendra Bhagat supports the ongoing movement of the Tharu indigenous people in Nepal for their rights. He goes further to add: “I look forward to the Dalits, Muslims and women...

Fiji: Rugby, politics and democracy

People in Fiji are slowly coming to grips with the fact the nation’s Rugby sevens team could not defend its World Cup title because it was beaten by upstart Kenya...

USA: Native American Consultation Policy

UOB says Native Americans will now advise U.S. Department of Homeland Security on issues concerning American Indians. The policy has been created by new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Paraguay: “A Pencil for Me” Campaign for School Supplies

El Yacare [es] writes about a campaign called “A Pencil for Me” in Mbya indigenous communities in Paraguay to help provide children with school supplies.

Ukraine: Çelebicihan's Death Anniversary

Window on Eurasia writes about the 91st anniversary of the murder of Numan Çelebicihan, a Crimean Tatar leader – and the recent assault of a Crimean Tatar family by Ukrainian...

UK: ‘Stamping Out’ Media Racism Against Indigenous Peoples

Amid growing awareness about indigenous peoples’ issues in the world, British periodicals The Guardian and The Observer have new guidelines against using two phrases that activists say marginalize and de-legitimize...

Laos: Elephant ride

Shannon posts pictures of an elephant ride in Laos and trekking through rural villages.

Lao folktales

Nye Noona recommends a website and a book which both offer a good collection of Lao folktales.

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