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Mother Tongue: Preserving the Saura Language in India
February 09, 2021

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
August 20, 2019

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
August 13, 2019

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
January 09, 2019

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
September 05, 2018

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
May 26, 2018

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
December 01, 2016

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
October 01, 2015

Indigenous Communities and Biodiversity

By Gemima Harvey
Indigenous peoples often play a vital role in preserving biodiversity, something that is often forgotten.

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