· October, 2009

Stories about Indigenous from October, 2009

Martinique: Free your mind, free your hair

  30 October 2009

Blogger Imaniyé from Martinique reports the creation of a Facebook group [Fr] by people who are eager to defend the rights of Martinicans to comb their hair as they want and above all to twist it into dreadlocks, without being discriminated against.

Reunion: Creole becomes second official language

  28 October 2009

In the midst of the International Creole Month, Guadeloupean blogger CaribCreoleOne discusses [Fr] the now official use of Creole language alongside French in all the administrative procedures and places, in the city of Le Port in Reunion.

Trinidad & Tobago: 350 Action

  23 October 2009

“Trinidad and Tobago is a wealthy small island developing nation rich in oil and natural gas. But we are also seeing the damaging effects of aggressive industrialisation on our islands. This is an opportunity for women’s voices to be heard”: Attillah Springer is getting involved in 350's climate action tomorrow.

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrations

  15 October 2009

This is a busy week for Trinidad and Tobago, according to Repeating Islands, as the country celebrates both Amerindian Heritage Week and the Hindu festival of Divali.

Guatemala: Reports of the Formation of Guerrilla Group

  13 October 2009

There are reports that a guerrilla group has been formed in Guatemala, and is being led by a Spanish citizen, who goes by the nickname “The Monk.” According to Guate 360 [es], this new movement has the support of 28 indigenous communities and is a response to the systematic violation...

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