There is need to document tribal medicine practices, investigate their efficacy

By Dr Palla Trinadha Rao Tribal people’s health faces several challenges. They inhabit the hilly terrain of Fifth Schedule areas that is difficult to access. Lack of awareness, functional health facilities, infrastructure, indifferent attitude of policy makers and health care providers, lack of codification and validation of tribal medicine, and lack of integration of traditional … Continue reading There is need to document tribal medicine practices, investigate their efficacy

Tribal journalist-activist Dayamani Barla’s tale of courage and fight for truth

 By Akshay Pratap*  Driving past the busy Siromtoli Club Road in Ranchi, it is easy to miss this small roadside hotel  where you find fantastic Dhuska (a traditional snack from Jharkhand- fried batter in mustard  oil) and Balushahi (a sweet delicacy). If you care to stop by, a lovely, smiling couple greets  you when you … Continue reading Tribal journalist-activist Dayamani Barla’s tale of courage and fight for truth

Prafulla Samantara, an activist who devoted his life for the tribals and environment

By Madhusudhan Kosinepalli* Prafulla Samantara is an Indian Environmental activist and has been a spokesperson for the Dongria Kondh indigenous people of Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha. He was awarded with Goldman Environmental Prize for 2017 as he fought for the rights of Dongria kondh and for protecting their forest lands from Mining. He has been involved … Continue reading Prafulla Samantara, an activist who devoted his life for the tribals and environment

Crisis of overproduction culpable for greenhouse gases, plunder of ancestral lands

By Beverly Longid* In its latest report, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has abridged the current situation of the climate crisis and what is to come if action is not taken against it.  Indigenous Peoples, who are the foremost protectors of the environment, are one of the most to suffer if action is not taken against the climate … Continue reading Crisis of overproduction culpable for greenhouse gases, plunder of ancestral lands

Adivasis’ plight is caused by the unlimited greed of the non-Adivasi people

By Parijat Ghosh, Dibyendu Chaudhuri* Each year 9th of August is celebrated worldwide as International Day for the world’s Indigenous People. In India, we have 8.6% of the population who have been officially designated as Scheduled Tribe (ST). These are the people who want to be known as Adivasi or Indigenous people. However, after 74 years … Continue reading Adivasis’ plight is caused by the unlimited greed of the non-Adivasi people

ST women’s inheritance rights to property: A suggestive legislative framework

By Palla Trinadha Rao* During a recent AP Tribes Advisory Council meeting held on 23rd July, 2021, the issue of non recognition of ST women’s right in inherited property in the family has come for discussion. The meeting chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, Tribal Welfare Pushpa Srivani discussed the issue with a positive note … Continue reading ST women’s inheritance rights to property: A suggestive legislative framework

Systematic denial of legal and constitutional rights of Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh

Forest rights in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa and Burhanpur: Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan note on illegal assault, evictions and confinement of forest rights claimants: The districts of Burhanpur and Khandwa, have in recent years seen a number of instances where Adivasi women and men have been assaulted, forcibly kidnapped and locked up, jailed and brutalized by … Continue reading Systematic denial of legal and constitutional rights of Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh