There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way. With a million species at risk of extinction, dozens of countries are pushing to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and water by 2030.
Their goal is to hammer out a global agreement at negotiations to be held in China later this year, designed to keep intact natural areas like old growth forests and wetlands that nurture biodiversity, store carbon and filter water. But many people who have been protecting nature successfully for generations won’t be deciding on the deal: Indigenous communities and others who have kept room for animals, plants and their habitats, not by fencing off nature, but by making a small living from it. The key to their success, research shows, is not extracting too much.
In the Brazilian Amazon, Indigenous people put their bodies on the line to protect native lands threatened by loggers and ranchers. In Canada, a First Nations group created a huge park to block mining. So Mr. The risks are high. Enter 30x30. The park opened in 2019. It did. Indigenous peoples - in pictures 2 clicks. Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has held its first photographic competition to mark its 45th anniversary.
The photographs give an insight into the diversity and unique ways of life of tribal and indigenous peoples around the world, featuring the long-distance running Tarahumara in Mexico, the bull-jumping Hamar in Ethiopia, and the mountain-dwelling Igorot in the Philippines. Survival’s We, The People Calendar 2015 is available here. The images will be exhibited at The Little Black Gallery 2-16 December in London.
Sami - Northern Scandanavia. People Mongolia. South Pacific. Africa. ASIA. 9/17/17: US Sec of Interior advises reduced acreage & protection for national monuments. Middle East. South America. A Visual Ethnography of the World’s Last Nomadic Peoples 2 clicks. By Maria Popova What is it about Dutch photographers that makes them so visually eloquent at capturing the human condition?
From Jeroen Toirkens comes Nomad (public library) — a fascinating and strikingly beautiful visual anthropology of the Northern Hemisphere’s last living nomadic peoples, from Greenland to Turkey. A decade in the making, this multi-continent journey unfolds in 150 black-and-white and full-color photos that reveal what feels like an alternate reality of a life often harsh, sometimes poetic, devoid of many of our modern luxuries and basic givens, from shiny digital gadgets to a permanent roof over one’s head. How Cultural Anthropologists Redefined Humanity. Not that long ago, Margaret Mead was one of the most widely known intellectuals in America.
Her first book, “Coming of Age in Samoa,” published in 1928, when she was twenty-six, was a best-seller, and for the next fifty years she was a progressive voice in national debates about everything from sex and gender to nuclear policy, the environment, and the legalization of marijuana. (She was in favor—and this was in 1969.) She had a monthly column in Redbook that ran for sixteen years and was read by millions.
She advised government agencies, testified before Congress, and lectured on all kinds of subjects to all kinds of audiences. Iwgia. org human rights group for indigenous people. Survival International - The movement for tribal peoples. The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals. Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of Odysseus, King Agamemnon, and other heroes who went in and out of favor with the Greek gods.
Although these Mycenaeans were fictitious, scholars have debated whether today’s Greeks descend from the actual Mycenaeans, who created a famous civilization that dominated mainland Greece and the Aegean Sea from about 1600 B.C.E. to 1200 B.C.E., or whether the ancient Mycenaeans simply vanished from the region. Now, ancient DNA suggests that living Greeks are indeed the descendants of Mycenaeans, with only a small proportion of DNA from later migrations to Greece. And the Mycenaeans themselves were closely related to the earlier Minoans, the study reveals, another great civilization that flourished on the island of Crete from 2600 B.C.E. to 1400 B.C.E. (named for the mythical King Minos). Irish town builds memorial to thank Native Americans who helped during Famine. A sculpture of nine eagle feathers will be installed in Bailic Park, in Midleton, Co Cork to thank the Choctaw Indians for their kindness and support during the Great Irish Famine.
Despite the oppression faced by the Choctaws in the years preceding the famine, on hearing of the plight and hunger of the Irish people in 1847, they raised $170 to send to the Irish people and ease their suffering. This figure is equivalent to tens of thousands of dollars in today’s currency. Choctaw Sculpture photo by Irish Examiner. The sculpture, consisting of nine giant, stainless steel eagle feathers, is currently being completed by C ork sculptor Alex Pentek. The $111,000 (€100,000) sculpture will be officially unveiled in a few months and invitations have been sent by Joe McCarthy, East Cork’s municipal district officer, to Choctaw leaders.
Read the Full Story by Frances Mulraney in Irish Central Here. Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication. There is no denying that English is one of the world’s major languages.
It’s the mother tongue of nearly 370 million people. English is also very frequently used by scientists in academic journals and book chapters, along with other common languages like French, Spanish and Portuguese. But what about the billions of people who speak very little English, or none at all? How can we improve their access to scientific information and knowledge? Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero. The Last Speakers of the Lost Whistling Language, Sylbo. Indigenous Peoples. Anthropology. Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Map showing the distribution of Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage by State Parties.
Note: transboundary properties have been redistributed among the concerned countries for the locator map, hence, have been counted multiple times. The Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity was made by the Director-General of UNESCO starting in 2001 to raise awareness on intangible cultural heritage and encourage local communities to protect them and the local people who sustain these forms of cultural expressions. Several manifestations of intangible heritage around the world were awarded the title of Masterpieces to recognize the value of the non-material component of culture, as well as entail the commitment of states to promote and safeguard the Masterpieces. Further proclamations occurred biennially until 2005. Background Proclamations Current status References External links
Survival International - The movement for tribal peoples. Top 10 Navajo Swear Words. Star Wars (translated in Navajo) short excerpt. Skara Brae Scotland 3k B.C. 2 clicks please. History can a bit dry and boring at times.
It seems to exist solely between the musty pages of old books. But once in awhile, you come across a bit of history that appears to come alive the moment you discover it. That’s how I felt when I heard about this place. In a small bay in Scotland, a well-kept secret is hidden among the green hills. At first glance, it might not seem particularly impressive, but step inside and you’ll be amazed at what you see. Thousands of years ago, it was a bustling society. HOW TO ... LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE Doc. Indigenous. Indigenous peoples. Cultures. List of indigenous peoples. Genocide of indigenous peoples. Genocide of indigenous peoples is the genocidal destruction of indigenous peoples, understood as ethnic minorities whose territory has been occupied by colonial expansion or the formation of a nation state,[Note 1] by a dominant political group such as a colonial power or a nation state.