Category Archives: Education and literacy

In contemporary practice, the tribal memory is greatly undermined. There is general insistence that tribal children attend schools where non-tribal children attend schools, that they use medicines manufactured for others and that they adopt common agricultural practices. All because the world has very little time to listen patiently to the tribals, with their immense knowledge and creativity. We have decided that what is good for us is good enough for them. In the process we are destroying a rich vein of our cultural heritage. – Prof. Ganesh Devy quoted by Dr. Ivy Hansdak (Inaugural Speech for the National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II” 2017)

Research on tribal communities, their customs, languages and rights facilitated by Indian universities: PhD theses published on Shodhganga (public access)

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Audio | CBC Unreserved on “Decolonizing the classroom: Is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia?” – Canada

Beyond Orange Shirt Day: Documenting the lasting impact of Indian Residential Schools Kyle Muzyka · Posted: Oct 04, 2019 | View more photos and listen to this or other CBC Unreserved broadcasts >> After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for commemoration … Continue reading

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Juvan and Kansari (Kunkna) – A story from Gujarat

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Kota music and dance

The inhabitants of remote Kunda Kotagiri village maintain their own culture centre. This ensures the continuance of their community’s distinct traditions among the educated youth of this village. Such enthusiasm was much in evidence during this unannounced visit which was … Continue reading

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Tips | Nature, wildlife and more

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