Trees, leaves, birds, animals, mountains, rivers, forests, the whole natural world is invited into an Adivasi dance with love and affection.
Tribal tourism is a symptom of the mistaken belief that we are somehow ‘bettering’ indigenous communities through the imposition of Western systems.
Activists have fought against external forces, defending their forests and rights over land. Let’s take a look at some of the new faces of tribal activism!
Be it the Aarey Forest in Mumbai, the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, or Standing Rock in Dakota, conveniently choosing to look over the indigenous people's rights is something we all do a little too well.
The media's reluctance to recognise young PoC & indigenous climate activists is reflective of the racism underlying climate justice efforts.
The newest addition to India's force of women pilots is Anupriya Madhumita Lakra, a 27-year old from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district.
as much as it is important for the Aarey Forest to remain an ecologically protected zone and be preserved amidst alarmingly worsening climate crisis, it is also important to acknowledge the ties that bind the Aarey Forest and the Adivasis that call it home, together.
As the Amazon burns and the world watches, it is hard to ignore the protests that have been going on against Bolsonaro. At the forefront of these protests are indigenous women, who are fighting for the environment and for their rights.
The involvement of the tribal women in the Warli revolt was supported by the Kisan Sabha leader, Godaveri Parulekar, also known lovingly as Godutai (elder sister) by the Adivasis.
The 2019 elections gave us the 25-Year-Old Chandrani Murmu who created history by becoming the youngest MP in India’s History.