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· August, 2010

Stories about Indigenous from August, 2010

Guatemala: Indigenous Teacher and Artist Kidnapped and Murdered

An increasing spiral of violence has impacted different communities in rural Guatemala. This time, the victim was a respected rural teacher, spiritual guide, dancer and artist from Sololá: Lisandro Guarcax.

Paraguay: Day of the Guaraní Language

Juan Carlos Rodríguez writes [es] in his blog about the day of the Guaraní language. He says that on August 25, 1967, Guaraní was recognized as a national language. He...

France: Racism and Politics

Following a speech from French president Sarkozy that France ought to consider stripping delinquents of their citizenship and the planned expulsion of groups of Roma people back to Rumania and...

Brazil: Indigenous Camp Resists for Eight Months in Brasilia

Since the beginning of this year, members of different indigenous Brazilian nations have settled a "revolutionary camp" out in front of the Ministry of Justice in Brasília D.F. The indigenous...

Brazil: The Indigenous, The Internet and Interculturality

Ever more present in villages, technology has been gaining ground as an efficient means to ensure the indigenous lifestyle and culture. Tools like Google Earth and GPS aid reforestation efforts...

Taiwan: Anniversary of Typhoon Morakot

Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan in August 2009. Paul Katz looks at Xiaolin Village (小林村) one year after the disaster. The focus of the people is now on rebuilding their village.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pan Awards

Repeating Islands blogs about the steelband fraternity's upcoming awards function, in which “forty-five awards will be handed out to deserving individuals, steelbands, and organizations…”

Taiwan: Indigenous people protest against forced eviction

In the video report created by Civilmedia[zht], more than 600 Taiwan indigenous people from different tribes and supporters gathered in front of the Presidential Office and criticize the forced eviction,...

Guatemala: Sustainability of Forests in Totonicapán

Blogger Manuel Bolom of Semilla de Maíz [es] recently visited the indigenous community of Totonicapán in Guatemala, where he saw firsthand how they are using sustainable ways of maintaining their...

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