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· June, 2012

Stories about Indigenous from June, 2012

Brazil: Second Round of Occupy Belo Monte Started

Marcelo Salazar, a Brazilian engineer who works for the [river] Xingu Program of the Instituto Socioambiental, posted on Facebook a series of photos from the second round of “occupy” Belo...

UAE: Dress Code Campaign Urges Extra Inches of Clothing

Two female Emirati nationals have launched a Twitter campaign to urge expatriates and tourists to respect the cultural sensibilities of the Emirates regarding dress. Their campaign has pushed the Federal...

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Communities Protest Against Oil Pollution

The announcement that hydrocarbon reserves currently used for oil drilling will be put up for auction has put the people of the indigenous communities of the Pastaza river, in the...

Morocco: Kissing the King's Hands

Moroccan Jamal Elabiad shares his views on the custom of kissing the King's hands.

Journeys Through Latin America

Thanks to a collective of bloggers who are traveling through Latin America, readers from all over the world can get a glimpse of the many facets of this vast region....

St. Lucia: Flower Festival

At “I and Iyanola”, Nkrumah Lucien completed a two-part blog post exploring the origins of Saint Lucia's flower festivals: “It is not that La Wòz and La Magwit cannot be...

South Korea: Fight Continues over Jeju Naval Base Construction

GangJeong, a small rural town in the Jeju island has made headlines for several months with intense conflict going on between the government forging ahead with its construction plan and...

Mexico: Are Presidential Candidates Considering the Indigenous Vote?

With less than a month left before Mexicans go to the polls to vote for their next president, Katya Albiter from Vivir México [es] wonders about the indigenous vote. She...

Brazil: Deeper Media Coverage of Belo Monte Dam Needed

A lot of information is shared daily around the world about controversy surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. At the same time, however, it is...

Kyrgyzstan: Civic Initiatives Seek to Tackle Bride-Kidnapping

Although bride kidnapping is officially a crime in Kyrgyzstan, it remains a common occurrence in the country's rural areas. With the authorities reluctant to clamp down on the practice, civil...

Peru: Conflict Between Espinar Community and Mining Company

At the time of writing this post, the socio-environmental conflict in the province of Espinar, Cusco region, between the community and the mining company Xstrata Copper - Tintaya is on...

Taiwan: Flying Fish Season on Orchid Island

Every spring, when the flying fish are carried to Taiwan by the Kuroshio Current, Tao fishermen from Orchid Island are waiting for them. In fact, Tao culture is very much...

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