Category Archives: Commentary

Video | “Rasi Nato” (Big Village): Song 5 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

 5 Rasi Nato (Big Village) [Starting from 16:25, continues/ends in Part 2] ThemeA group of women recall their bygone days:In our big village we girls and boys were together in pairs. But the pairs of our friendships are no more. Some … Continue reading

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Alternative ways of living: “Buen vivir”, the lived knowledge of ancestral indigenous nations – Andes and the Amazon basin

Mateo Martínez Abarca (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal) | Read the full paper here >> We are currently facing a crisis that threatens not only the survival of our civilisation and humans as a species, but that of life on our … Continue reading

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A tribe whose presence was confirmed in the islands to 2,000 years ago: The Sentinelese – North Sentinel Island (Andamans)

Is This Andaman Tribe in a Tourist Zoo? Time to Wake up and End This ‘Safari’! The Jarawa have been occupying the Andaman rainforests for years Rayomand Engineer, The Better India 30 March 2018 | Read the full article here … Continue reading

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Heralding social and economic actions: Hunting and food gathering in Durwa culture – Bastar

“Just as hunting is also about territory, the actions of food gathering links Durwa culture to language and metaphor to perceptions in ecology, and gives it a unique vantage from which to view a forest based lifestyle.” | Read the … Continue reading

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Envisaging a future beyond extremes (assimilation in mainstream society vs. isolation): Knowledge sharing workshop on better education for Adivasi Children at Bangalore’s Azim Premji University – Karnataka

Azim Premji University and a set of non-governmental organizations working on the education of Adivasi children organize a knowledge sharing workshop on 1 and 2, March, 2019 in Bangalore. A set of community representatives, government officials, the functionaries of NGOs … Continue reading

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