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NEW BOOK: Adi-dharam, the religious beliefs of the Adivasis of India

Ram Dayal Munda’s Adi-dharam is an important text highlighting and questioning the religious identity of the Adivasis, contributing to the effort of reconstruction of the religious aspect of that heritage, a process that he started during his lifetime. 54 more words


Mayan Communities use Democracy as a Tool to Safeguard their Territory

The image above comes from an article by James Rodríguez (MiMundo.org) and refers to a consultation in Santa Maria Chiquimula, Totonicapán, Guatemala.

The ballot reads: “Are you in favor of metal mining exploitation, the installation of geothermal energy generators, construction of hydro-electric projects, installation of energy distribution and telecommunication towers within the territory of the municipality of Santa Maria Chiquimula?” … 30 more words


Oral history: bringing our results back to the people

Honouring our partners in the field: Arctic elders and their representatives
Most of the Rovaniemi anthropology research team went this last week to Naryan Mar, the capital of the European Russian Nenets Autnomous Okrug… 862 more words

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Never give away control to the private sector, expert tells resource-rich nations

Mr. Einar Stensnaes, former Norwegian Minister for Oil and Gas and  co-founder of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, has warned developing countries not to give away total control of their resources to the private sector.   69 more words

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Evening Prayer 12.15.14, Robert McDonald, Priest, 1913

Jesus said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.”

Watch, for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning, lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 1,719 more words


Morning Prayer 12.15.14, John Horden, Bishop & Missionary in Canada, 1893

We had a good service this morning. We keep threatening to break our attendance record, but we haven’t yet – maybe you should join us sometime this week. 2,509 more words


Save the Amazon: let it's indigenous peoples continue to take care of it.

We believe the Amazon’s preservation is immediately interconnected to the preservation of it’s original inhabitants: the indigenous peoples. People are part of the ecosystem, we are part of nature, although we have grown accustomed to refer to “the nature” as something outside and distant from us. 99 more words