Indigenous community wins case against Kenyan government

A community of hunters and gatherers in Kenya has won a historic case against the Kenyan government, with the African Court on Human and People’s Rights ruling that their rights had been violated. In a ruling delivered last week in Arusha, Tanzania, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights said the Kenyan government had … Continue reading Indigenous community wins case against Kenyan government

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

More people from remote Aboriginal communities will be able to access dialysis closer to home, after the Federal Government agreed to fund a dedicated Medicare item for the treatment. The item was a recommendation of the taskforce charged with reviewing all 5,700 items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Remote dialysis will be added to … Continue reading Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Dozens of refugees in Victoria's south-west have discovered parallels between Aboriginal culture and their own, after taking part in an ancient Indigenous ceremony. Refugees from South Sudan, Burma and Iran climbed up to the top of Wurdi Yawang or Big Rock in the You Yangs, south-west of Melbourne for a gathering of the elders ceremony. … Continue reading Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

On January 1, 1994, thousands of indigenous men and women in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, who identified themselves as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), declared war on the Mexican government. The Zapatistas considered themselves the product of 500 years of struggle against Spanish colonization, North American imperialism, and Mexican authoritarianism. Their … Continue reading Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

Indigenous Knowledge and the African Way Forward: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract Indigenous knowledge exists and particularly in Africa and is being challenged as science and this negatively influences the harnessing of it globally. The study focused on the history of knowledge as science and the evolutionary analysis of science as a body of knowledge, within a Grounded Theory approach. The findings revealed that indigenous knowledge … Continue reading Indigenous Knowledge and the African Way Forward: Challenges and Opportunities

Wan Smolbag Theatre: Working with Communities through Drama

  In several island regions, participatory drama and theatre provides a means for promoting greater understanding of development issues as well as providing sources of income for performing artists and building bridges between local populations and technical communities of various kinds. Performance education is now being recognized as an effective and cost-efficient toll for interacting … Continue reading Wan Smolbag Theatre: Working with Communities through Drama