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Indian tribe seeks Avatar director's help to protect land
Feb 09, 2010 Survival has championed the cause of India's Dongria Kondh tribe of Orissa - an advertisement in a popular film magazine has asked Oscar winner James Cameron to help in the struggle to defend their sacred mountain. Further, Amnesty has released a report today highlighting that mining activities are threatening local livelihoods and access to water in the region.
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Bangladesh's ethnic tribe struggle to survive
Mar 11, 2010 Hundreds of Bangladeshi Buddhist monks have held peaceful protests across the world highlighting the violence against country’s indigenous people by the Bengali Muslim settlers. Human rights organisations have asked the government to stop this army backed violence and to implement the 1997 peace accord.
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Jammu and Kashmir tribes appeal for food
Mar 15, 2010 The Gujjars and Bakerwals tribes in India’s Jammu and Kashmir have sent a written appeal to UN to provide food to more than six lakh nomadic families under the World Food Programme. Intense food-deficit is causing malnutrition and anaemia among children and women in the state.
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Indigenous communities plight worsens in Bangladesh
Mar 16, 2010 The recent violence in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh has created panic and insecurity among the indigenous people and Bangalee settlers. While the successive governments have created suspicion among both the sections by encouraging Muslim settlement, no effort has been made to crate a harmonious atmosphere between them.
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Tourist resort threatening an Andamanese tribe
Mar 29, 2010 A controversial tourist resort in Andaman islands has come under the scanner of Indian Supreme Court as it infringes forest area where endangered Jarawa tribe lives. Jarawas who migrated from Africa some 60,000 years ago, face the dilemma of retaining their traditional culture or acquiring new cultural traits from outsiders.
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People's Tribunal demands a sustainable model for tribes
Apr 13, 2010 The Indian People’s Tribunal held last week in the capital discussed the issues of tribal displacement and deprivation of their rights to forest, land, and other resources. Though the Indian Constitution entitles communities with the right to use material resources for common good, yet recent events reflect the violations of the democratic spaces.
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Jarawas: To protect or not
Feb 08, 2012 How safe is it to expose the ancient Andaman tribe to the outer world in the name of development, explores Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava.
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Bio happiness for the poor
May 26, 2010 The Biodiversity Day and the Biodiversity Year emphasise on the need to spread bio-literacy and to link it to economic advancement, says M. S. Swaminathan while underlining the importance of bio-conservation. He cites examples to illustrate the mutually reinforcing nature of biodiversity conservation and development, and suggests some steps on the way forward.
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Affirm the rights of Indian tribes
Jun 17, 2010 The Maoist insurgency has arisen because the Indian state failed to keep its promise. More than money for development or more forces for counter-insurgency operations, creating a political environment to address tribal concerns and the power of self-government will help to end violence, writes Nitin Desai.
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Mining Bill gets it right
Aug 12, 2011 Environmentalist Sunita Narain justifies the need for mining companies to make financial contributions to local communities. A long-time campaigner for benefit sharing, she reveals how India's draft mining bill concludes a slow and frustrating process that started in the 90's.
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Nalco Foundation flags off initiative to educate tribal children of Odisha
Aug 17, 2012 With the first batch of tribal children ready to leave for the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Nalco Foundation starts its programme to increase education amongst Odisha's tribal communities.
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IDBI Bank and TISS adopt a village in Ladakh
Aug 17, 2012 IDBI Bank and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences sign an MoU to aid development and improve basic services in the northern city of Ladakh in India.
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Indian state hires IFC as healthcare consultant
Jul 17, 2012 In a new role, the International Finance Corporation would encourage participation of private companies in medical and healthcare sectors in the tribal dominated state.
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Jharkhand: The failed promise of an adivasi state
Jul 31, 2012 Tribal communities in central areas of Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh have been exploited, displaced and dispossessed of their resources by the state.But the government has successfully created an illusory perception of ‘development’ that has alienated the middle class from the plight of the tribals. As a result, the government ruthlessly exploits tribal populations, and does so almost unchallenged by other sections of society. Richard Toppo, a researcher based in Ranchi, Jharkhand gives readers the tribal perspective.
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Going back to roots, the sustainable way
Apr 30, 2012 Dwellers of Kondh tribe, have rediscovered the key to sustainable farming in rain-dependent hinterland of eastern Odisha state – mixed cropping.
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Women in India for climate justice
Nov 14, 2009 A Women’s tribunal on climate justice in the Indian capital aims to bring in gender equity in the climate debate. OneWorld South Asia met some of the women, who traveled from far flung parts of the country to voice stories of survival and adaptation.
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News recordings soon in tribal dialects
Feb 16, 2010 A unique new mobile technology developed by Microsoft India in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology will allow citizen journalists to leave voice recordings that could be accessed by tribals of central India. The initiative will help local concerns reach the mainstream.
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Citizen journalism reaches remote tribal areas
Jul 13, 2010 Former BBC journalist, Shubranshu Choudhury, has devised a new way of reaching the remote tribal areas of Chhattisgarh in an attempt to bring them into the mainstream. Swara, enables the tribals to tell their version of stories, in their language and through a medium accessible to them.
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An Andamanese tribe threatened by contact
Jun 17, 2010 A human safari promoted by travel operators in Andamans Baratang Island is risking the 350-odd Jarawas, decimation by disease. Although the government has issued warnings that such tourism is illegal, it insists on keeping the controversial highway that runs through the reserve forests.
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Indian PM backs controversial mining giant Vedanta
Jul 01, 2010 The Prime Minister’s Office has dispatched a letter to the environment ministry to give clearance to Vedanta’s proposed Niyamgiri mine in Odisha after investigations. Experts had earlier warned the ministry of the violation of tribal rights and environment norms by the promoter of the project in the hills.
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Inclusion for forest conservation
Jul 19, 2010 Maharashtra government has decided to give preference to women self-help groups in setting up micro and small industries based on local forest produce. The move aims to expand forest reserves and conserve soil and water while building capacities among tribal and rural women of the state.
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Orissa: Stage set to address tribal rights
Jul 22, 2010 The Orissa government, under pressure form the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, has finally initiated the process of settling the community rights of Kondh tribals in and around the Niyamgiri hills. Until now only four to five community claims have been settled by the government.
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Hidden tribe exposes deforestation
Jul 07, 2010 Spotting a Ayoreo-Totobiegosode Indian, the only uncontacted tribe living in the dry forests of northern Paraguay has exposed the large-scale deforestation carried on by Brazilian cattle-ranchers outside the Amazon basin. Survival International claims many tribes have lost huge swathes of land in the past.
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REDD to green: Climate may revive but tribes will be lost
Dec 02, 2010 A climate deal may be unlikely at Cancun but protection and promotion of the global forest cover through UN’s progamme, Reduction of Emissions through Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) seems an obvious way out to many. Others believe that REDD is flawed and potentially detrimental to the rights of indigenous tribes.
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Amazon tribals feared massacred by drug traffickers
Aug 11, 2011 Brazilian officers fear massacre of isolated Amazon tribals by heavily armed drug traffickers attempting to set up new smuggling routes through the tribals' land.
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Ecuador makes history with new eco-initiative
Sep 27, 2011 Ecuador has agreed not to extract oil from large deposits in the Yasuní National Park in exchange for money from the international community. The decision will protect unique local biodiversity and support the voluntary isolation of the indigenous Tagaeri and Taromenane tribes.
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Evictions responsible for Brazilian tribe's suicides
Oct 11, 2011 Brazil's Guarani tribe has a suicide rate 19 times higher than its national average. Loss of land over development are spiking suicide rates of indigenous people world over, says the World Health Organisation.
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Indigenous Amazon tribe protest in La Paz
Oct 20, 2011 Near thousand Amazonian natives marched into the Bolivian capital protesting against a road project, which they claim will encourage illegal settlement and deforestation in the rainforest.
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Life-schools transforming lives of tribal youth
Nov 14, 2011 Jeevanshalas (Life- schools) run by an NGO in three states of India aim at mainstreaming schooling system in tribal villages. These schools have educated over 5,000 poor tribal children and have helped them to get promising jobs.
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Forest Rights Act is stumbling, says report
Jan 24, 2011 A committee report reveals that the Forest Rights Act, crucial to tribal rights in India has gaping holes in its implementation. According to the report, the slackened attitude of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has resulted in improper execution of the law.
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