Damodar Kashyap – promoting local harmony and a thriving forest for every village
Damodar Kashyap is about 67 years old and belongs to the Bhatra community of Sandh Karmari, a village of 1500 people composed of several hamlets in the eastern border of Bastar, Chhattisgarh (India). For 35 years he has been the … Read more
Tribal solidarity : a key to innovation, adaptation to climate change and a better life for the Abolhassani Confederacy of Iran
The Abolhassani Indigenous Nomadic Tribal Confederacy has lived and migrated seasonally in a peri-Central-Desert area known as Touran, one of nine UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Iran. Its ancestral domain—a nomadic tribal conserved territory— covers about 74,000 hectares within the Reserve. … Read more
Controlling and governing mineral resources in an indigenous territory – Bolivia
The indigenous peoples of Leco de Apolo, reconstituted in 1996, establishes the Indigenous Organisation of the Leco de Apolo Peoples (CIPLA) in 1997. CIPLA represents 21 communities and a population of 4000 inhabitants. In 1997, it requests from the Bolivian … Read more
Strengthening the Solidarity Association for Proposals and Action in Petén (Guatemala)
Strengthening ASAPP (Association Solidaire d’Action et Proposition de Petén) in terms of food security, nutrition and health, environmental conservation, organisation and economic solidarity.
The conquest and permanent submission of the Itza people since 1967, and the loss of their institutions … Read more
Proud to be Agta Dumagat (The Philippines)
The Agta Dumagat of the southern Sierra Madre mountain range, in the Philippines, are one of the ancient Negrito ethnic groups with a hunter gatherer background.
Until very recently, the only “educational content” available to Agta Dumagat children was entirely … Read more