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· February, 2011

Stories about Indigenous from February, 2011

Bangladesh: Bede People – The River Gypsies

Bangladesh Unlocked highlights the bede people, the river gypsies of Bangladesh.

Ukraine: Trip to Bakhchisaray, Crimea

The Kalpak writes about his trip to Bakhchisaray – “the hub of Crimean Tatar culture.”

Brazil: Trial for murder of Guarani Kaiowa begins

Update on GV's post Brazil: Eradicating the Indigenous Guarani Kaiowa. The trial of the accused for the murder of chief Marcos Veron resumed on February 21. The website Indigenous Peoples...

Azerbaijan: From Carpets to Socks

Azerbaijani carpets were last year inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They also often attract the attention of bloggers.

Jamaica, B.V.I.: Non-Indigenous Species

Lemurs in the Caribbean? Labrish Jamaica calls on Sir Richard Branson to do the right thing.

Bangladesh: Ethnic Jumma People Living Under Fear

Saleem Samad at Bangladesh Watchdog informs that several ethnic Jumma people in Khagrachari, Bangladesh are still living in fear after attacks year ago.

Dominica: First Indigenous Lawyer

The Voice of the Taino People Online is proud to tell the story of “Pearl Diane Williams…the first indigenous Kalinago Carib person from Waitikubuli (Dominica) and possibly the Eastern Caribbean...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Arima” in Kiddies Carnival

“Arima — which means both ‘place of the beginning’ and ‘water’ — is an indigenous Amerindian place name for what is now a large town in eastern Trinidad”: Alice Yard...

Ecuador: Judge orders Chevron to pay $8.6 billion fine

“The eighteen-year lawsuit against Chevron came to a climax when a judge ruled that Texaco (now owned by Chevron) was liable environmental damages in the Ecuadorian rainforest. The court decreed...

Peru: Inambari Hydroelectric Project Generates Rejection

The Inambari hydroelectric project in the Peruvian Amazon jungle has sparked public debate and generated rejection due to its potential impact on the local ecosystem and because 80% of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Carnival Locally

Guanaguanare applauds the announcement of the Minister of Culture about putting a stop to the importation of Carnival costumes, saying: “Supporting indigenous creativity and opportunities for employment of locals will...

Ecuador: Chevron Files Lawsuit Against Ecuadorian Plaintiffs

“In the latest chapter in the legal battle between Chevron and Ecuadorian natives the former has raised the stakes in its offensive on the latter,” The Latin Americanist reports. The...

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