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Indigenous Peoples

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Lessons of the past for young Adivasi

In her latest post from India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara explains how a group of local indigenous children gained pride in their ancestry.

Filed in: Education India Indigenous Peoples

Western Sahara’s waiting game

The struggle of the indigenous Sahrawi people of Africa’s last colony is long - and largely ignored, writes filmmaker Dominic Brown.

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'At home in this universe': Alice Walker in her own words

The award-winning author, poet and activist considers herself above all a daughter of the Earth, as she explains to Frank Barat.

Filed in: Culture Indigenous Peoples Women

A bit of healthy non-competition

As Olympic fever fades, Mari Marcel Thekaekara celebrates a less ruthless approach to play seen in India’s indigenous communities.

Filed in: Children India Indigenous Peoples

Before and after: the site of Brazil’s Belo Monte dam

Fernando de Cunha explains why locals have spent the last 20 years fighting the construction of the world’s third largest hydroelectric project.

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Once contacted, never conquered: heroes of the Amazon

A journalist, an expedition and the Arrow People add up to a life-changing read for David Hill.

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Poor Indian kids checkmating the odds

One man’s drive to teach dalit children chess is putting pride back into a community, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

Garden party with the forest people

Mari Marcel Thekaekara learns a lot about her own back yard when her adivasi friends come to visit.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

Inside India’s forest communities

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is enchanted by the adivasi communities deep in the heart of Tamil Nadu.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

Some thoughts on becoming a woman in India

In some Indian communities a girl’s first period is treated with great fanfare, in others it is a carefully kept secret, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

The cycle diaries: into ‘real’ India

A bike ride through the heart of India to raise money for indigenous children captured the imagination of everyone involved, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

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