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)

Tribal Children’s Right to Education in India: proclamations on child rights

Author: Mehendale, Archana,  Bangalore 2003, Child Rights International Network: www.crin.org Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child For the Day of General Discussion on “Isolated Communities and Ignored Claims: Tribal Children’s Right to Education in India”. Tribal communities in India … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Glimpses from a model school run for and by Adivasi communities of the Nilgiris: Viswa Bharathi Vidyodaya Trust – Tamil Nadu

Foldscopes and the world Invisible As part of the Adivasi Maths and Science resource center activities, a workshop was held for students of grade 5 at Vidyodaya on using foldscopes to explore the invisible world. (From the left: Picture 1 shows … Continue reading

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Tip | Reports and resources on human rights, rights of indigenous people & forest rights

India’s representative at the 2007 United Nations General Assembly affirmed his government’s commitment promotion and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights | Learn more >>

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Revival of interest in traditional folk medicine: Medicinal plants reported with the help of the Paliyar community (Theni district) – Tamil Nadu

Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Paliyar tribals in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] S Ignacimuthu, M Ayyanar, K SankarasivaramanEntomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the Paliyar tribals … Continue reading

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“Yes we still matter”: Native people are – through their strength, resilience and creativity – forcing questions like “What kind of country do we want to be?” – A New History of Native Americans

  THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: Native America From 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (Illustrated, 512 pp., 2019) More information about this book and excerpt >> About the author >>  Book review in The New York Times (20 January 2019)   … Continue reading

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