Felipe Gomez is a Mayan spiritual leader, who studied theology and has good understanding of different religions and worldviews that he uses to unite and empower traditional and spiritual leaders in communities across different cultures and linguistic barriers. Besides his … Read more
Arjun Singh Nag, known as Nag-ji, is one of the first tribal lawyers of Bastar district in Central India. Nag ji hails from Jaitgiri, a small tribal village in Bastar; Bastar is a predominantly forested area and home to a … Read more
The Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartado: confronting violence with unity and solidarity in Colombia
The Colombian government claims that the Urabá region is pacified… but the only peace that people speak about in the region is the peace of the graves, the peace of those who remain silent for fear of guns and intimidation…… Read more
Maanda Ngoitiko is an indigenous Maasai woman from Soit Sambu village in Loliondo Division, Ngorongoro District, northern Tanzania. She got her start in community development and advocacy working for one of the first pastoralist NGOs in Tanzania, the Korongoro Integrated … Read more
Dave de Vera: innovative and successful action for indigenous peoples to regain rights to land and natural resources in the Philippines
Dave was chosen for his continuing, innovative and successful action supporting the indigenous peoples of the Philippines to regain their rights to land and natural resources.
With great humanity, personal engagement and sense of humour, Dave has worked for decades … Read more
Dr Nurit Peled-Elhanan teaches Language Sciences at the University of Tel Aviv and is specialised on the discourse at the heart of the Israeli educational system, in particular regarding the verbal and visual representations of Palestinians and non-occidental Jews.
Daughter … Read more
For generations, the knowledge and practices of the Ogiek of Mount Elgon, Kenya, have sustained their livelihoods and the ecosystem on which they depend.
They grazed their cattle, sheep and goats on the Chepkitale moorland of Mt Elgon and into … Read more
The Aeta of Capas, Tarlac Province are among 12 to 15 million indigenous peoples in the Philippines. Referred to in the literature as “Negritos” and locally as kulot (curly-haired), they are known as the “people of the mountains.”
As hunter-gatherers … Read more
The Kereimba (“warriors”) from the TCO Isoso strengthen themselves to deal with the livelihoods and development of the Isoceño-Guaraní People (Bolivia)
The group Kereimba (“warriors”) gathers young indigenous leaders from the Isoso Guarani who discovered the need to organize systematically and institutionally to deal with the problems of their people in the Communal Territory of Origin (TCO) of Isoso.
The core … Read more
Mining in the Philippines, and especially in Palawan, is a major threat for the Indigenous peoples and their rights to their land. Recently, Palawan Indigenous organisations were warned that MacroAsia Corporation was organizing a delegation of 27 ‘fake’ tribal leaders … Read more