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- gatherer time
excerpt from LIVINGTIME:
image of time is a machine, a factory assembly line chucking out identical
hours, each unremarked and indistinguishable. Worse than that, it has insisted
that its time is the time, and that indigenous peoples all over the world lack
a ‘proper’ sense of time. It is not a lack. Rather they have cultivated a
far more subtle and sensitive relationship to time and timing.
CASE FOR THE RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF KENYA’S INDIGENOUS
PEOPLES - MEMORANDUM TO:CONSTITUTION OF KENYA REVIEW COMMISSION - PREPARED
BY: THE PASTORALISTS & HUNTER-GATHERERS ETHNIC MINORITY NETWORK
PRESENTED ON MONDAY 15TH JULY 2002, NAIROBI
- what is that ?
Kenya got it's name from Mt. Kenya. But Mt. Kenya's original name is Kirinyaga
in the predominat Kikuyu language spoken along the slopes. The Europeans,
however, approached the mountain from the side where the Meru community lived
and lives, who could not pronounce the name Kirinyaga properly. They said
Kiinya, the result with the Whites was "Kenya".
Perspective on WHAT is ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE?
To Aboriginal peoples, native to the land they live in since time immemorial,
the term "environmental justice" goes beyond the issue of
disproportionate toxic and nuclear contamination and health exposure of our
elders, men, women, youth, children and our traditional food web. ... ff
ails Kenya's policy on wildlife?
Policy Insight (October, 1998 - Vol. 1 No. 2) ACTS Policy Insights series
deals with topical issues concerning climate change, biodiversity, governance
and other aspects of the environment as they emerge. Insights is an occasional
publication, and the opinions expressed in it belong to the authors.
of Slavery in East Africa
African archaeology has primarily been concerned with precolonial Africa.
Consequently, the archaeology of colonial and postcolonial Africa has been
neglected, in spite of the fundamental importance of how Africa's
relationships with Eurasia after 1488 shaped its history.
Nation-Building and Public Goods in Kenya versus Tanzania
Rights Movements PDF
Professor Daniel W. Bromley - University of Wisconsin-Madison --- Indigenous
peoples in territories subjected to European conquest dating from the late
15th century onward have managed to focus national and international attention
on their subjugation and dispossession. These various movements, primarily
concentrated in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South America, and the United
States, began in different places at different times over the past several
LAND RIGHTS - looking over the fence to Australia
The Indigenous spending drip - Land rights - the new debate we had to have - Crikey
Daily - Tuesday, 12 April - Political correspondent Christian Kerr
writes: “Indigenous communities have suffered from misplaced idealism,”
Jenness Warren, a workplace English language and literacy tutor for the
Laynhapuy Homeland Association Inc in the Northern Territory, wrote in a Financial
Review (see below).
Hinterlands and cities
Archaeological investigations of economy and trade in Tsavo, southeastern Kenya - Economic, political, and social relationships
with hinterlands have been crucial in the development of urban centers. Trade is acknowledged as a leading factor in the development of many precolonial Ahcan cities, including the Swahili towns of the East Afncan coast,
which developed from AD 800. Historical and archaeological evidence document that the Swahili managed a thriving extra-Afncan trade in ivory, rhinoceros horns, skins, mangroves, slaves, and bush products in exchange
for imported luxury items. Yet, the impact of trade on urban hinterlands in Afnca remains poorly
RESEARCH PROJECT - Working Paper no.4 PDF
Inter Institutional Alliances and Conflicts in Natural Resource Management -
Preliminary Research Findings from Borana, Oromia Region, Ethiopia - Elisabeth
Watson, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
STUDIES: THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT PDF
Anthropological and behavioral ecological studies of living hunter-gatherers
have .ourished since the 1960’s. Researchers have developed and followed a
variety of paradigms, each with its own assumptions and objectives, based on
the behavior of huntergatherer communities. I argue here that in order to
evaluate the validity of the use of a speci.c hunter-gatherer group for
particular paradigmatic purposes, details of the historical and social context
of the group are needed. The use of an inappropriate group, as determined by
its context, can call into question the conclusions of a study.
of the Waata Oromo hunter–gatherers of Kenya: insider and outsider
perspectives This paper examines how
the way of life of a little known group of hunter–gatherers, the Waata Oromo,
was brought to an end through British colonial wildlife conservation laws and
the creation of national parks in Kenya.
The predicament of the Waata, former hunter-gatherers of East and Northeast
etic and emic perspectives - Aneesa Kassam and Ali Balla Bashuna -
Paper to be presented at the Ninth International Conference on Hunters and Gatherers, Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-13 September, 2002.
- N.B.: This article refers to Watha living associated with the Gabbra and Borana
A Challenge to
Excerpted from the November/December 2004 WORLDWATCH magazine - Copyright 2004
Worldwatch Institute - www.worldwatch.org
A Challenge to
Conservationists: Phase II PDF
FROM READERS - Excerpted from the January/February
2005 WORLD WATCH magazine - Copyright 2004 Worldwatch Institute - www.worldwatch.org
concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (ILO No.
169), 72 ILO Official Bull. 59, entered into force Sept. 5, 1991 The
General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been
convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office,
and having met in its seventy-sixth session on 7 June 1989, and Noting the
international standards contained in the Indigenous and Tribal Populations
Convention and Recommendation, 1957...
on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and
Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property - 17 Nov 70 Entry
in force: 24 April 1972. - The General Conference of the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, meeting in Paris from 12
October to 14 November 1970, at its sixteenth session...
OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN TIME OF WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH
by JAMES A. R. NAFZIGER - James Nafziger is the Thomas B. Stoel Professor of
Law and Director of International Programs, Willamette University College of
Law. He chairs the Committee on Cultural Heritage Law of the International Law
Association (ILA) and serves as President of the ILA's American Branch. He is
also a member of IFAR's Law Advisory Council.
(Established Penang, Malaysia, 15 Feb 1992) - (Revised
Nairobi, Kenya, 22 Nov 2002) Article 1. - We, the indigenous and tribal
peoples of the tropical-forests, present this charter as a response to
hundreds of years of continual encroachment and colonisation of our
territories and the undermining of our lives, livelihoods and cultures caused
by the destruction of the forests that our survival depends on. ...
REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING
Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims
and Indians sitting down to a big feast. And that did happen - once. - The
story began in 1614 when a band of English explorers sailed home to England
with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for slavery.
primitivism realistic? An anarchist reply to John Zerzan and others
(December 1, 2005) A reply to primitivist critiques of 'Civilisation,
Primitivism and Anarchism' - - One of the major confusions in the anarchist
movement in the USA and parts of Europe arises out of primitivism and its
claim to be part of the anarchist movement. But primitivism is not a realistic
strategy for social revolution and it opposes the basic purpose of anarchism -
the creation of a free mass society. Primitivists have attempted to reply to
these criticisms but these replies are easily exposed as more to do with faith
Race Matters: Race Differences and What They Mean
Book Review - The Western Journal of Black Studies - Although the question of
race has been an important sociological issue ever since the development of
anthropology as a study of different human groups, contemporary philosophy has
had relatively little to say about the topic. Interestingly enough though,
three of the luminaries of Western philosophy did write about race as if those
human groups that distinguished themselves both geographically and
phenotypically constituted natural kinds in terms of temperament and intellect.
'INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' SEARCHING FOR A FUTURE
Archive 1993 - 'Indigenous Peoples' from all corners of the African
continent have met for the first time to take stock of their situation and
organise for their future.
of Foraging Peoples
by Robert Lawless firstname.lastname@example.org
please go to: http://coombs.anu.edu.au/Biblio/biblio_forage1.html#A
This bibliography was last up-dated on June 16, 1997
Peoples’ Declaration PDF
Indigenous Preparatory Meeting - 16-17 JUNE, 2002 -
International Association Centre- Brussels, Belgium
DO NOT WANT TO BECOME AND END LIKE ISHI
Ishi was the last surviving member of the Yahi tribe. He was born
about 1862. The Yahi were related to the Yana Indians who once
lived in northern California of todays USA.