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The Reang of Tripura

The Reang of Tripura Reang or Riang are one of the 21 scheduled tribes of the Indian state of Tripura. They speak the Reang dialect of Kokborok language which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin and is locally referred to as Kau Bru. Education has been pressing a concern for the tribe. As per the 2001 census, 66.93% of the Reang population is illiterate. Traditionally, jhum (shifting) cultivation has been one of the primary agricultural activities of the Reang tribe. Howe

Poumai Naga Tribe

Poumai Naga Tribe The Poumai Naga is one of the major Naga tribe in northeastern state of Manipur in India. The Poumai predominantly live in the Senapati District of Manipur, though there are villages in Nagaland state. The Poumai speak their own language, Poula, and are generally Christians. They celebrate Thounii Festival

Awa Guaja

Awa Guaja Awa Guaja is a hunter-gatherer tribe of the Amazon forest in Brazil. They practice hunting-gathering. They are only 400 in number

Mankidia Tribe

Mankidia Tribe Mankidia is one of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha. They critically depends on making rope with siali fibre that’s richly available in Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR). They were denied habitat rights inside the STR under Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. So they would now be deprived of the non-timber forest produce. This is because the State Forest Department has objected on gro

Kayapo Tribe

Kayapo Tribe They live alongside the Xingu River in the eastern part of the Amazon rainforest, in several scattered villages ranging in population from one hundred to one thousand in Brazil. The Kayapo use intricate black body paint covering their entire bodies. They believe that their ancestors learned their social skills from insects, so they paint their bodies to mimic them and to better communicate with the Spirit that exists everywhere. Older generations of Kayapo men wear disks i

Namath Basai: Kerala

Namath Basai: Kerala The Kerala State government is carrying out a unique programme called “Namath Basai” of teaching tribal children in their mother tongue. News: The programme is being implemented by the Samagra Shiksha Kerala (SSK). SSK is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12. It aims at improving school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable learning outcomes

Tribal issues

Tribal issues For almost two decades now, Chellapan and his family have been forced to lead a nomadic life after being ‘banished’ from their tribal colony. The punishment came after Chellappan, who belongs to the Muthuvan tribe, married his maternal cousin, which is prohibited in the community. He and his wife Yasodha were ostracised from the Adichilthotty tribal colony in Athirappilly panchayat in the Edamalayar forest range, straddling Ernakulam and Thrissur districts. Si

Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006

For restitution of deprived forest rights across India. It provides for Integrated conservation & livelihood rights of people. It is a tool to empower local self governance; address livelihood security of ppl & issues of conservation & Management of natural resources & conservation governance. For the 1st time, it recognises & secures Community rights + Individual rights; Right to protect, regenerate or conserve or manage any com

Denotified Tribes in India

Denotified Tribes in India Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Communities (DNCs) are hard to reach, less visible, and therefore frequently left out. While most DNTs are spread across the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) categories, some DNTs are not covered in any of the SC. ST or OBC categories. Who are DNTs? The term 'De-notified Tribes' stands for all those communities which were once notified under the Criminal Tribes

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