An interview with Kong Bibiana Ranee

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Kong Bibiana Ranee hails from the small village of Nongtraw located approximately 45 kilometers from the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong. Her village is inaccessible by any form of transport except for a 2500 step descent into verdant forest area. A … Continue reading

“Link biodiversity with the pleasures of food”

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“My experience with international organisations taught me that there is a need for a more inclusive approach that treats the custodians of traditional knowledge and modern day researchers as equal, but diverse, knowledge holders. The well-being of future generations cannot … Continue reading


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By Phrang Roy Indigenous peoples constitute one of the largest excluded and marginalized peoples of the world. Their population around the world is estimated to be around 370 million, more than the total US population of 311 million and more … Continue reading

Grass and Leaf Graduation

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The women farmers giggled as they were given an award by way of honour on March 8, 2014. The semi-formal ceremony was underway at the North East Network’s resource centre in Chizami, Phek district of Nagaland. The women farmers were … Continue reading

National Symposium on Tribal Development in NE India

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The department of Sociology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, is hosting a National Symposium on Tribal Development in North East India. The event is being sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under DRS-ASP (Phase -III) Prof. P. Shukla, … Continue reading


Women Farmers honoured on Women’s Day

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Traditional grass rain coats and graduation hats made of leaf—14 women farmers from Nagaland and one from Meghalaya, for the first time in their lives, were honored (with the coat and hat) for their contribution to biodiverse farming during the … Continue reading

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