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· April, 2009

Stories about Indigenous from April, 2009

China: Growing climigration

At Absurdity, Allegory and China, Jim Gourley discusses the extent and severity of China's climigration problem, and the reasons there's yet to be seen meaningful change.

Peru: Newspaper Mocks Indigenous Congresswoman's Spanish Language Proficiency

Isabel Guerra writing at Living in Peru provides an overview of a recent case of discrimination and racism by the local newspaper “Correo” for mocking the the indigenous congresswomen Hilaria...

Fiji's expats create democratic movement

A group of ethnic Fijians living in Australia pledged support for Fiji’s return to democracy and called on Australia’s and New Zealand’s governments to apply more political and economic pressure...

Peru: Road Blockades in San Martín Region

The Blog de Ideeleradio – Red Nacional informs about the road blockade protests by 7,000 members of indigenous communities in the cities of Tarapoto and Yurimaguas. They say that they...

Puerto Rico: Indigenous Summit

The Voice of the Taino People Online says that a delegation of Caribbean Indigenous Peoples is speaking out on climate change at the Indigenous Peoples Global Summit.

Bolivia: Popular Sayings in Aymara Language

Nancy Condori of El Chairo [es] provides examples of popular sayings in the Aymara language.

Bahamas: Check Your Contents

On the subject of Bahamian cultural heritage, Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith says: “The real issue here is one of judgment. We already spend huge amounts of taxpayer dollars on packaging...

Peru: Mass Sterilizations During Fujimori Term

After the sentencing of Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori for crimes against humanity, Silvio Rendón of Gran Combo Club [es] summarizes the events behind the mass sterilizations of indigenous women without...

Brazil: Indian writers and poets on the blogosphere

Literature and poetry are the core subjects of this second article of a trilogy shining light on the Indian blogosphere in Brazil. The subject is controversial, with many claiming that...

Dominican Republic, Haiti: Gagá

“Easter Sunday marked the end of the Gagá celebrations in the Dominican Republic”: Repeating Islands experiences the Dominican version of Haitian Rará.

Peru: Traditional Music Takes on Internet Love

While internet romance has lost its shock value to many online veterans, certain segments of the population who have so far remained outside of the online revolution are just catching...

USA: No More Columbus Day at Brown University

In response to protests from Native American and other students, the prestigious Brown University in the United States has changed the name of the national public holiday Columbus Day to...

Fiji's President voids constitution, calls for elections in five years

Less than 24 hours after a Fiji court declared the country’s military backed government to be unconstitutional, Fiji’s president has voided the country’s constitution, made himself head of state and...

Palestine: Parallels with Native Americans

Samuel Nichols, an American who works with the Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank, writes about the parallels he sees between the history of the Native Americans and the...

Colombia: Humanitarian Minga Recovers Bodies of Awá Indigenous

A group of 470 Colombian indigenous participated in a humanitarian minga, which is a collective mission towards a common goal, to recover the bodies of members of the Awá indigenous...

Bolivia: The Anniversary of Chaguaya

The community of Chaguaya on the Bolivian Altiplano recently celebrated its anniversary. Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [es] has photographs of the ceremony.

Brazil: lndian culture, poetry and rights on the blogosphere

Brazil has one of the most impressive mosaics of indigenous peoples in the world and this cultural richness has started to show up on the Brazilian blogosphere. For this reason,...

Australia: Indigenous Rights Declaration Approved

Australia’s government has endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a year and a half after voting – along with Canada, New Zealand, and the United...

Taiwan: Dancing with the glass eels

The adult eels live in rivers. During the reproduction season in summer, they swim downstream toward the deep sea thousands miles away (besides Philippine and the Mariana Islands) to lay...

Fiji's chief system debated

After a local academic argued that Fiji's chiefly system holds back the country's democratic progress because it could allow certain people to grab resources for themselves, Luvei Viti: Children of...

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