Category Archives: Tribal identity

While benefiting from affirmative action in some cases, Adivasis or indigenous people in India also feel the claustrophobic confines of their identity which has been imposed on them by others, be it the colonial administrator, the colonial anthropologist, the missionary or the neo-liberal, neo-imperialist forces that rule global economy today. – Dr. Ivy Hansdak (Inaugural Speech for the National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II” 2017)

Comics “a natural step then for me to be able to better portray myself”: Creating an awareness that Indigenous people should be involved – Anishinaabe people (USA)

Elizabeth LaPensée didn’t see Indigenous people portrayed accurately in comics, so she wrote her own When she was a little girl playing video games and reading comics, Elizabeth LaPensée didn’t see herself reflected. So, she resolved to change that. LaPensée, who is Anishinaabe and … Continue reading

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Learning from tribal communities: Ecology and health issues

For a natural balance A National Consultation on Wildlife Conservation and People’s Livelihood Rights stresses the need to work towards conservation projects that are equally sensitive to the needs of wildlife and local communities. PANKAJ SEKHSARIA & ASHISH KOTHARI CAN … Continue reading

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Video | “Hermet Dipil” (On my Hip and my Head): Song 4 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

4 Hermet Dipil (On my Hip and my Head) [Starting from 13:19] Theme A young girl tells her mother: I am tired of carrying an earthen water pot on my hip and on my head, dear mother. Buy me some pots … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Kerala

The Indian state of Kerala has a high literacy rate and human development index compared to other states in India. But this has not extended to the tribal population of the state. Female tribal populations are particularly disadvantaged for a … Continue reading

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Tip | Free resources on tribal cultural heritage in India – archive.org

Find a resource in the search window seen below: Example 1: typing “toda tribe india” yields these resources: Travels amongst the Todas; or, The study of a primitive tribe in south India: history, character, customs, religion, infanticide, polyandry, language with outlines of the … Continue reading

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