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“We must remember that the [Dongria Kondh] do not safeguard humanity with just their seeds. They do so with their food systems, their bond with the forests and wildlife, their belief system, social ways, and culture. Kondh society carries within it several lessons that can teach us about humanity itself.” – Aditi Pinto in “There will always be a seed for everyone” (The Hindu Sunday Magazine, 23 April 2017
https://www.thehindu.com/society/there-will-always-be-a-seed-for-everyone/article18194781.ece
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=22300

“Tribals had a rich oral tradition, which was one of the pillars of Indian culture. The death of oral tradition could lead to lack of creativity. By saving the tribals, the oral tradition [is] saved.” – Chandrashekhar Kambar (writer and former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi Kannada University) on the occasion of the the Second Tribal Sammelan at Karkala quoted in “Stop harassing tribal people, officials told” (The Hindu, 18 April 2010)
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/article402569.ece
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=1462

“The National Curriculum Framework recommends that children should examine local issues of livelihood, production, health and environment first and then link it to history, geography, science and environmental studies.” – Sujit Sinha, who teaches the master’s in education course at Azim Premji University (Bengaluru), quoted by Natasha Badhwar in “The school on the hill” (Livemint, 7 November 2015)
http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/hrgTu2CmdYZERoR1TaBc0M/The-school-on-the-hill.html
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=20136

“If Gandhi inspired and led a political revolution, [Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay] inspired and led a cultural revolution. [She] insisted on the importance of handicrafts as a traditional means of livelihood. ” – Feminist writer Gloria Steinem reviewing “A Passionate Life: Writings by and on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay” by Ellen Carol Dubois and Vinay Lal Openmagazine (7 April 2017)
https://www.openthemagazine.com/article/books/kamaladevi-chattopadhyay-the-last-teacher
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=20948

Celebrate International Mountain Day 2020 (11 December) with your community and friends preparing an event or joining the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MountainsMatter – United Nations

Did you know? Mountains host about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and 30% of all Key Biodiversity Areas.” Of the 20 plant species that supply 80% of the world’s food, six originated and have been diversified in mountains: maize, … Continue reading

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The inspiration of our village development work – West Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of education not only revitalized our initiative of village work but also strengthened our belief that the positive cultural values of Santal life can play an important role in sustainable development of our society even in the … Continue reading

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In search of best practice: How to protect society’s most vulnerable persons from human trafficking – IIAS, United Nations & Walk Free Foundation

What is trafficking in persons? | Read the full article here >> Broadly, trafficking is the exploitation of people, most often for sexual exploitation or forced labour. The different elements are captured within the UN ‘Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and … Continue reading

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“Indigenous Wisdom”: Webinar 9 August 2020 on the occasion of Indigenous Day 2020 – West Bengal

Information and the link about the on-line discussion scheduled on 9th August 2020.  To celebrate World Indigenous Day, Kolkata Centre for Creativity in association with Museum of Santal Culture, Bishnubati will initiate pertinent dialogues on India’s indigenous tribal communities. It is … Continue reading

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Creativity based on tribal tradition, “one of the pillars of Indian culture”: Tribal sammelan at Hampi Kannada University – Karnataka

Writer and former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi Kannada University Chandrashekhar Kambar said on Saturday that the Government should take help from sympathetic scholars belonging to tribal communities in understanding the needs and problems of tribal people. He was presiding over the … Continue reading

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