Proposals in Indigenous Communities

May 1, 2014

Cameroon: Participatory Video for Information-Sharing Between Indigenous Communities

This project will train 12 Baka and Bagyeli indigenous community members to use digital video to share information between far flung, difficult to access villages regarding the impacts of a major new mine and railway project in their home territory. The project will result in the production and circulation of short films that will educate community members about issues such as water toxicity. The circulation of videos online and through a traveling cinema will facilitate inter-community communication and cooperation around issues generated by the mine project.

April 14, 2014

Indonesia: The Fall of Our Local Food Sovereignty

Papuans traditionally consume sago, bananas, and a variety of tuber, all part of their staple food. However, the traditional staple food is threatened by homogenization of food programs or the rice program. People have changed from a variety of food producers to become consumers of rice. As a result, food security is threatened. An effective strategy would be to visualize the erosion of the local food systems in the form of short films. They will also be trained to produce films themselves and to present the results to local officials. The films will also be uploaded in various social media.

Uganda: Rise of a Voice Inspired by #TweepsHelpBududa

This project proposes a program designed to identify, train & mentor 30 youth from Bududa who have been affected by landslides to innovatively use social media to share their original experiences, culture & calls for action for social change. Ultimate goal of the project is to create a vibrant network of a generation who will ably represent their community online through participatory citizen media & celebrate the magnificent #TweepsHelpBududa experience. To achieve these results, project participants will be empowered through citizen media training workshops and close individual guidance.

April 10, 2014

Nigeria: Improved Telecommunication and ICT Networks in Onicha-Olona

Onicha-Olona is a community in Nigeria with very poor network coverage for both telecommunication and ICT. I desire a better representation for the indigenes so that their voices will be heard, communicate more with their relations in urban areas and overseas, and share their culture and challenges (electricity and water supply) to the world. I intend to create computer literacy/usage among the indigenes especially the youths; then liaise with the network providers to improve their service delivery to the region where the community falls.

Mexico: Weaving Social and Environmental Struggles

This proposal raises the formalization and extension of ” Hijos de la tierra” project through strategic communication planning activities whose main thematic focus is the emergence, development and monitoring of the various socio-environmental movements and struggles in Mexico and Latin America. Goals: Broadcasting of radio and audiovisual content in digital format through the website http://hijosmadretierra.blogspot.com/ and social networks. Establishing agreements with media local self-communication for the the periodic broadcasting of radio and audiovisual content in digital format

April 9, 2014

Nigeria: Moving for a Megacity

Gbagyis live in rural and peri-urban communities with little or no basic utilities, amenities and facilities. Their resettlement are often demolished to further expand the Federal Capital Territory. As they move further from the city center, they also move away from power, portable water, good roads, quality health and education.The project raises awareness of the trauma the Gbagyis have been through for the development of Nigeria’s capital city: shows the gaps between the ‘newcomers’ and the original land owners and documents the rich Gbagyi heritage for posterity.

April 7, 2014

Bolivia: Indigenous Youth to the Rescue of Musical Identity

Young ayllu Cochabamba strengthen the cultural wealth of poetry, sound and musical performance by singing the songs will be recorded and issued to disseminate experience in all areas and populations. Dissemination tool will be building post cast, digital photography, every young indigenous and group will be trained in the management and construction of these multimedia. The methodology recovered principles, values, knowledge from the experience of grandparents, to see where we are, recover lost values and shared with the community and the new world projections.

Bolivia: Voices and Experiencies From the Chiquitanos

To train young people from the Chiquitanos to be local reporters and share through radio and Blogs, their culture, traditions, and daily activities which relate also to the national situation. The project aims at answering the need for indigenous voices to be heard and the need to access communication mediums that are global in scope. We will hold work shops aimed at creating technical skills, and we will also promote communication strategies aimed at creating awareness for their specific identity and respect for their rights.

Brazil: Vukapanávo – Go Ahead II

This project resulted from a workshop held in 2012 with indigenous Terena-Brazil. In the workshop participants produced videos showing the non-indigenous elements of their culture, trying to deconstruct prejudicial thoughts. The result was positive and currently there is a request for more activity. Now the focus is on young people living in indigenous villages in this municipality, which through non-verbal language (graphics), with verbal language, will tell the story of their lives, the community and combat militancy erroneous messages of mass media.

Peru: Life Plan indigenous Shipibo

he proposed Plan of indigenous communities living Shipibos project is important for the communities to plan their social, economic development and history, also known communities information through databases each area communities as; soil, water, birds, animals, flora and other resources that make up the territory, and this plan will achieve community plans proposed development activities with management monthly and annual plans would be the best presentation of community proposals .