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Overcoming the Odds to Reach My Dreams: An Indigenous Artist’s Story

Indigenous Peoples

Story by We’e’ena Tikuna, Tikuna, Brazil, age 30 . I am We’e’ena Tikuna, a member of the Tikuna people of Brazil. My name means “the jaguar that swims to the other side in the river.” My story is the story of an Indigenous woman who has overcome many obstacles. I was born in the Tikuna Umariaçu

The Pati Karapau Ceremony of Nua Lu’a (Palu’e Island), Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Indonesia

Langscape Magazine

Story by Fauzi Bin Abdul Majid, age 24, Palu’e I am a Palu’e, one of the Indigenous peoples of Indonesia. I am a student in the English Education Study Program of Nusa Nipa University of Maumere, Indonesia. I’m going do my thesis about our traditional culture, Palu’e. When I was looking for the best subject

In an Indigenous University: A Journey of a Pamusepian

Indigenous peoples

Story by Sean Anthony Dagondon Rusiana (Bagobo-Tagabawa, Philippines), age 20 Formal education and a degree is something that we Indigenous peoples in the Philippines value as a tool for self-realization and development. For many Indigenous peoples, education is a way out of the multiple impacts of poverty that have hounded Indigenous peoples throughout history. Access

Learning to Write My Native Language: The Newari Ranjana Script of Nepal

Indigenous Languages

Story by Manju Maharjan and Yuvash Vaidya (Newar, Nepal), ages 23 and 28 We are Newars, the Indigenous people of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. We are worshippers in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions and belong to several different ethnic groups, but historically we all spoke a common language, Newari. While the language is prevalent

Can the Cenotes be Saved? Biocultural Conservation in Yucatán, Mexico

Text and photos by Yolanda López-Maldonado . “This is the account of how all was in suspense, all calm, in silence; all motionless, still, and the expanse of the sky was empty. . . . There was nothing standing, only the calm water, the placid sea, alone and tranquil. Nothing existed.” — Popol Vuh . . It’s rainy season in

Linking Language and the Land | How Words, Stories, and Ceremonies Can Inform Discussion around Decision Making for the Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw Peoples and Ceremonies

traditional knowledge

by Andrea Lyall . . Kwak̓wala is the Indigenous language of the Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw on the mid-coast of present-day British Columbia. It expresses a connection to the land through words, stories, and ceremonies, which describe the patterns of the seasons, traditional use, important places, and cultural and spiritual values. When I was young, I remember walking in