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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

“Extraordinary examples of good governance”: Call for a new social contract – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) – United Nations

2021 Virtual Commemoration9 August 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will organize a virtual commemoration for speakers to disucss redesigning a new social contract for indigenous peoples, where their own forms of governance and ways … Continue reading

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eJournal | Johar’s Tribal Trilingual Short Story Writing Contest 2021 – Winners

More about the Johar’s Tribal Trilingual Short Story Writing Contest TTSSWC 2021 of India Winning stories will be published online in The Johar Journal (www.joharjournal.org). The contest is being held in memory of late Dr. Stephen B. Hansdak (Former Medical … Continue reading

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Showcasing good practice through stories

Pride of place is given to good practice in contemporary education for and by tribal communities. The right to privacy among members of Indian tribal communities is respected at every stage of documenting their heritage. For these reasons, the foundation poses … Continue reading

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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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Audio | 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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