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Artby – Mirjam Hirch

Indian Tribes’ Case To Reach The Supreme Court


The Dongria Kondh people fight against the mining of bauxite in their ancestral lands, the Niyamgiri hills in India. Their battle is “not just that of an isolated tribe for its customary rights over its traditional lands and habitats, but that of the entire world over protecting our natural heritage”, as the newspaper the Guardian [&hellip... more →

‘Human Safaris’ in India


Uncontacted until recently the Jarawa of the Andaman Islands in India are exposed to potential abuse. Disrespectful tourists come in droves to take photos and make illegal films of the Jarawa inside their homelands. As described in a recent article in the Guardian, human rights activists have protested that the government was “making a circus” [&hellip... more →

President Obama’s speech to Native American Leadership Committee


President Obama held a speech on Friday, January 27th in front of about 75 American Indian leaders who attended a fundraiser for his reelection campaign. In his address Obama expresses commitment to improve the lives of “our first Americans” and emphasizes his belief “that one day we’re going to be able to look back on [&hellip... more →

2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference


President Obama in his recent speech at the White House Tribal Nations conference underlines the fact that “Native Americans face unemployment and poverty rates that are far higher than the national average” and acknowledges that solving these problems will take considerable time and effort. In his speech he announces he signed an executive order to [&hellip... more →

Traditional Knowledge and Modern Science


Traditional knowledge is more and more in the focus of attention. Especially in the circumpolar North Indigenous knowledge it is acknowledged can be crucial to better understand the dynamics and effects of climate change. Collaboration between scientists and indigenous peoples on the ground has been increasingly brought about. A recent article based on findings published [&hellip... more →

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