Coal Mining and Indigenous Communities in India: Conflict or Co-optation?
By Itay Noy
The story of Karampot illustrates how local politics around mining can ultimately result not in resistance but, rather, participation in the economy of resource extraction.
Mother Tongue: Preserving the Saura Language in India
By Abhijit Mohanty
Cultivation of indigenous languages is an imperative in ensuring tribal identities are not erased -- in India, and elsewhere.
Indigenous Communities in Myanmar Take Action Against Top-Down Conservation
By Anirudha Nagar
Why the Karen people are fighting against the $21 million UNDP “Ridge to Reef” project.
The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia
By Alexandra Radu
Malaysia’s indigenous tribes are trying to lay modern claims to lands their people have lived on for centuries.
Taiwan and the Pacific: One Big, Happy Austronesian Family
By Grant Wyeth
In focusing efforts to promote its indigenous peoples and culture, Taiwan is making a political gambit in the Pacific as well.
Indigenous Groups Descend on Manila Court to Protest Terror-List
By Paul Joseph Belisario
The groups gathered to press for the dismissal of a proscription list that labels indigenous leaders as “terrorist.”
The Mlabri of Northern Thailand
By Sascha Richter
One of Thailand's smallest ethnic groups makes the transition from nomadic to settled life.
Asia’s Indigenous Voices: Defending Sacred Lands
By Jon Letman
From Borneo to Kyrgyzstan, Asia’s indigenous peoples link environmental conservation and preservation of their heritage.
Indigenous Communities and Biodiversity
By Gemima Harvey
Indigenous peoples often play a vital role in preserving biodiversity, something that is often forgotten.