November is a month for remembrance, reading Native literature, and preparing the way for peace, even as we acknowledge the costs of war, genocide, and environmental degradation. As we remember the past, and express gratitude for our blessings, the following writers encourage us also to look to the work ahead.
In this video, Magdalene Jeyarathnam, one of South India’s most accomplished, and socially engaged, psychotherapists, and Jennie Kristel, discuss the displacement, and other social ills, faced by India’s tribal peoples. Here, Magdalene expresses concerns about the effects of World Wildlife Fund, and other NGOs’, policies on Indigenous people in India.
In this second part of our interview with Dr. Eric Miller of the World Storytelling Institute, Dr. Miller speaks about the challenges facing tribal people in India.
This is the first part of an extended interview with Dr. Eric Miller, the Director of the World Storytelling Institute in Chennai. In this segment, Dr. Miller speaks about the creation and work of the Institute, and the Institute’s commitment to helping tribal people in India maintain their cultures and languages.