Category Archives: Tribal people

CSR – mere window dressing or worth the effort?

This entry was posted by Communications Intern Hilde Faugli If you, like me, enjoy a good smoothie, you probably know about Innocent Drinks. My weakness for Innocent smoothies is of course boosted by the fact that their drinks are made from all natural ingredients. But, there is also more.  Did you watch BBC News’ On […]

REDD: What would it mean for the tribal communities?

At a first glance Reducing Carbon Emissions through Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) seems to be the ideal solution for conserving the forest environment and tackling climate change, what with its attractive incentives, mutual benefits and ‘green’ goals. With its innovative approach, it plays by the rules of the free market. REDD aims to increase the […]

Re-evaluating tribal communities

This piece was posted by Tahsina, FYF Trusts and Communications Intern in London: Starting my voluntary position at Find Your Feet has been indeed inspiring. While I read about the key issues surrounding Find Your Feet’s projects, the programmes about Tribal People in India (adivasis) grabbed my attention, which is an issue very close to […]

“Go Slow” Communication

Happy New Year! As London looks set to grind to a halt (snow again!) I am gradually picking up pace as my previously daunting e-mail inbox reduces in size. Among the e-mails about stationery offers and places in running events I recieved this fascinating piece about the Santali tribe (Jharkhand, North India) and “Darwak” communication […]

Tenure in REDD: Start-point or afterthought?

As new mechanisms for ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’ (REDD) are being negotiated in international climate change talks, resource tenure must be given greater attention. Tenure over land and trees – the systems of rights, rules, institutions and processes regulating their access and use – will affect the extent to which REDD and […]

Learning from the Environmentalism of the Poor

Adivasi Woman, Uttarakhand Originally uploaded by Find Your Feet Our India office recently sent us the encouraging news that the Uttarakhand state government (India) will fully implement the Forest Rights Act 2006. As a result the tribal people of Uttarakhand will finally regain access to the land on which their livelihood and way of life […]