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Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Ethics : The Kaani Tribe in India

Kaani Woman and Man

Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups native to a land or region. Usually they have a close relation to the land and live in consonance with nature. They believe that land and people are inseparable and interdependent. It is this aspect of their lifestyle-the intertwining of their lives with their natural surrounding that are a subject of fascination to modern man.  Today at a time […]


September 7th, 2011 | Posted in Indigenous Communities,Sustainable Development | Read More »

There should only be one Millennium Development Goal. Redefine development.

Water Truck MDG

by Hemant Anant Jain This is Mumbai. The city of dreams. This is where people from all across India come to chase their dreams and very often, they chase them successfully. This is Mumbai where I live. Behind this water tanker is my building. It used to be a rather green area. Then the builder […]

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Indigenous Communities,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Endangered Tigers and the Fate of Indigenous peoples: The Story of Jenabil, India

Photo Courtesy: www.indiatzone.com

  Indian social workers Pushpanjali Sathpathy & Gunjan Jain highlight the real fate of tigers and the indigenous people of Simlipal Biosphere Reserve in the east Indian state of Orissa. Simlipal Biosphere Reserve was included in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. What is the official media account and what is the fate of the tribals who have […]

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Indigenous Communities | Read More »


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