Alassane Zoumaru: inventing a Taneka cultural bank for collective memory and social cohesion (Benin)

Alassane Zoumaru: inventing a Taneka cultural bank for collective memory and social cohesion (Benin)

Descendant of the Gnam-nê clan– rainmakers and family of great traditional priests and keepers of the timing of agricultural production in Benin– Alassane Zoumarou, is heir of a rich history and many artistic and cultural values. Very young, he expressed … Read more

The Ntinga Ntaba ka Ndoda: a “decent life of dignity” for all communities (South Africa)

The Ntinga Ntaba ka Ndoda: a “decent life of dignity” for all communities (South Africa)

Ntinga Ntaba ka Ndoda is a community-owned and democratically controlled movement that incubates, catalyses and facilitates participatory democracy and sustainable rural development, drawing its members from 13 villages in Keiskammahoek south, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

With … Read more

Felicia Barriento Cuellar: strengthening indigenous women for culture and nature in the Chaco region of Bolivia

Felicia Barriento Cuellar: strengthening indigenous women for culture and nature in the Chaco region of Bolivia

Felicia Barrientos Cuellar is a brave indigenous woman from the Isoseño-Guarani people. There are three key aspects of her life’s work that greatly helped to enhance intra and inter community solidarity and contributed to improving the life of the Isoseño … Read more

The Qalang Smangus community: collective governance to sustainably manage the natural commons in the mountains of Taiwan

The Qalang Smangus community: collective governance to sustainably manage the natural commons in the mountains of Taiwan

The small village of Qalang Smangus is home to a tribe of Atayal indigenous people in a mountainous area of northern Taiwan. Their great achievement of the last twenty years is their own evolution as a sustainable community that gains … Read more

Damodar Kashyap - promoting local harmony and a thriving forest for every village

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

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

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 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)

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

Solidarity and wise planning for the Tagbanua of the Calamian group of islands (The Philippines)

Solidarity and wise planning for the Tagbanua of the Calamian group of islands (The Philippines)

 

A General Assembly in the aftermath of Typhoon Hayan: solidarity and wise planning for the Tagbanua of the Calamian group of islands

Baranggay Banuang Daan, Coron Island — April 7 – 9, 2014

This post-emergency PKF grant was agreed … Read more

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