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· August, 2009

Stories about Indigenous from August, 2009

Peru: Alberto Pizango Wanted by Interpol

Peruvian indigenous leader, Alberto Pizango, is accused by the government as an instigator of violence for the events in Bagua, and is now wanted by Interpol according to J. Francisco...

Colombia: Another Massacre of the Awá Indigenous Community

Plan Colombia and Beyond writes about the report from the National Organization of Indigenous People about another massacre of members of the Awá indigenous community by an unidentified armed group...

Taiwan: Post-typhoon reconstruction attracts criticism

After Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan earlier this month claiming hundreds of lives and making thousands homeless, the government is pushing forward a recovery plan. Michael Turton writes that the Ma...

Dominican Republic: Treasure Trove

Repeating Islands blogs about “the discovery of a ‘treasure trove’ of stone tools and the bones of several now-extinct Caribbean animals in a prehistoric water-filled cave in the Dominican Republic”,...

Montserrat, Dominica: Habitat Hope

Repeating Islands links to a report which suggests there is hope for Dominica and Montserrat's mountain chickens “after the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus throughout its habitat…”

Guatemala: Educational Portal for K'iche’ Community

Guatezona [es] writes about the new educational portal called Skoool, which offers bilingual resources in Spanish and Maya K’iche’ targeted to the indigenous community K’iche’.

Suriname: W.I. Identity

Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin discovers unexpected proof of Suriname's Caribbean connections – through “clothing and fashion as a badge of social identity.”

Suriname: Questions Seeking Answers

Artist and curator Christopher Cozier, blogging at Paramaibo SPAN, seeks to “generate a fertile exchange…towards transforming predicaments into mutually shared sovereign understandings.”

Mauritania Experiences First-Ever Suicide Bombing

Mauritania suffered its first-ever suicide bombing attack on Saturday, wounding one Mauritanian and two French citizens. Bloggers and Twitter users react to the incident.

Jamaica: Falmouth Pier

Snailwriter is convinced that the construction of a cruise ship pier in Falmouth, Jamaica will not only “bring very small economic benefits…by way of short term, low level jobs. It...

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