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  1. Masai Days by Cheryl Bentson, 1990-01
  2. Maasai by Tepilit Ole Saitoti, 1990-08-01
  3. The Maasai's education and empowerment: challenges of a migrant lifestyle.: An article from: Childhood Education by Jacqueline S. Phillips, Navaz Peshotan Bhavnagri, 2002-03-22
  4. Adventures in East Africa, or, Sultan to Sultan: The narrative of a woman's adventures among Masai and other tribes of East Africa by Mary French Sheldon, 1892
  5. The Maasai of Matapato: A Study of Rituals of Rebellion (Routledge Classic Ethnographies) by Paul Spencer, 2003-12-19

1. ThinkQuest : Library : Indigenous Peoples
inhabited by large numbers of indigenous peoples before the Europeans arrived GREAT TRIBES IN africa. The tribes involved in our page include; Buganda, masai, Zulu, Pygmies, Bushmen

2. ThinkQuest : Library : The Peoples Of Africa.
Social Sciences Culture indigenous peoples. The peoples Of africa. IN africa. The tribes involved in our page include; Buganda, masai, Zulu, Pygmies, Bushmen and the Berbers

3. Unasylva - No. 186 - Forest - Dependent People - Beyond "participation": Indigen
policies for working with indigenous peoples but, at the same by excluding the indigenous masai cattle herders argued that The myth of wild africa conservation without illusion.
Beyond "participation": indigenous peoples, biological diversity conservation and protected area management
M. Colchester Marcus Colchester is Director of the Forest Peoples Programme of the World Rain forest Movement. Chadlington, United Kingdoms Attempts to involve local communities in protected area management usually fail when initiated and directed by outsiders. This article focuses on some of The fundamental issues related to indigenous peoples and natural resource conservation. Western concepts of humankind's place in nature underlie the premises of wilderness conservation and present obstacles to indigenous residents. Imposed conservationist visions have led to forced relocation, impoverishment, human rights abuse and a breakdown of traditional systems of resource management. Conservation organizations are adopting new policies for working with indigenous peoples but, at the same time, top-down conservation and global environmental management by large development agencies threaten to reverse this progress. Conservationists need to develop new means of accountability to ensure that indigenous peoples' needs and rights are respected.
Classical conservation
The roots of conservation lie very deep in historical views of humankind's place in nature. However, whereas in recent years there has been an increasing acceptance of the value of indigenous knowledge systems as providing effective means of regulating human interaction with the environment, there has been much less scrutiny of the degree to which "scientific" notions of nature conservation have been shaped by Western cultural traditions and political economies.

4. Indigenous Peoples Demand Rights To Land At UN Forum
Violations are rampant in africa, where an estimated half a million indigenous peoples have been displaced, and is from the masai tribe in Kenya, said indigenous peoples must not be
Indigenous peoples demand rights to land at UN forum
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) Feb 11, 2004
A group of indigenous peoples Wednesday urged a major UN environment conference here to respect their rights to ancestral lands while planning regulations on natural resources. The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) said unilateral declarations on protected areas had in some countries led to the forced resettlement of indigenous tribes. This in turn meant the loss of sustainable traditional practices and knowledge. Violations are rampant in Africa, where an estimated half a million indigenous peoples have been displaced, and in Asia, South America and Europe, where national laws recognising indigenous rights are absent or weak, IIFB officials said. They were speaking on the sidelines of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference, which has drawn some 2,000 government officials, scientists and activists to the Malaysian capital. "It is unacceptable for protected areas to be established on our land and ancestral territories without prior consent because it leads to forced displacement of our people, the loss of sacred sites and culture, and contributes to impoverishment," said Sinfasi Makelo Adrien from Congo. For instance, he said, indigenous pygmies in Congo had been expelled without compensation from forests that had been gazetted as protected parks.

Peace Campaign Group, indigenous peoples africa Committee, and Grandmothers in africa and those under way often had a harmful effect on indigenous peoples, especially the masai, the
Press Release
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Second Session th th
Speakers Urge Halt to Lumber, Oil Concessions,
Strict Control of Foreign Company Access to Indigenous Lands
During the morning meeting, the Forum concluded its discussion on economic and social development, with speakers highlighting the need for governments to recognize indigenous rights over their land and natural resources, and to compensate them for any destruction.  They also stressed that indigenous peoples should design, implement and evaluate their own development programmes, according to their needs, aspirations and cultural values.
Other participants applauded the decade for indigenous peoples, which had brought their concerns to international attention, and called on the Forum to declare the coming decade an indigenous one as well.  They also highlighted the importance of information and shared experiences in strengthening democracy and fostering economic growth, recommending that the Forum develop a mechanism to spread information to indigenous communities.
Also speaking at the morning meeting were the Special Ambassador for the World Summit on the Information Society, and a member of the Commission on Sustainable Development.

many series depicting africas indigenous peoples, including the masai of Kenya, the Peul of West africa and the Nuba of the
Press Release
Note No. 5793
Note to Correspondents
AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, 13 MAY The exhibit contains artworks, sculpture, weavings, beadwork and traditional rock paintings by indigenous artists from Guatemala, Canada, United States, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Australia and the Kalahari Desert region of Southern Africa. 
From Africa, there are Nigerian paintings depicting indigenous scenes and customs by artist Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, with the artist on hand for demonstrations, and traditional rock paintings by Bushmen from the Kalahari.
From Latin America, there are crafts and basketry from Ecuador and textile pieces courtesy of the Cultural Institute of Mexico and the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations.  From Australia, Cameron McCarthy will demonstrate Aboriginal painting, in addition to paintings displayed from the Jinta gallery in Australia.  There will also be Maori paintings and crafted pieces.
Many of the displays include demonstrations that encourage participation, especially of young people.  Traditional Iroquois beadwork from North America and textiles from Guatemala will be demonstrated.  In addition to the Native American totems on display, one is to be created at the exhibition. 
The exhibition also displays works by several photographers, including:

7. Who's Indigenous
peoples like the masai (a tribal community living in the KenyanTanzanian border area) since they clearly felt there are "indigenous" peoples in africa, they were unable to
by Fred W. Riggs Linked pages: [] Discourse Links Enclave Nationalism Who's Indigenous Gurr comments ... Riggs' Paper
At the last ISA conference, in Toronto, Jonathan Friedman, Tom Hall, Majid Tehranian and I discussed the development of ethnic nationalism in a long-term world-systemic context. In that context, it seemed clear that the collapse of industrial empires created a host of new states whose boundaries had been shaped by the exigencies of colonial rule. For the most part, this process both reflected and encouraged the rise of nationalism in external dependencies whose leaders were driven by hopes for industrial development and democratic government resembling those achieved in their metropoles. In this form, ethnic nationalism evolved primarily in exclaves , the external possessions of the world's empires, and led to the creation of states like Algeria, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal, and the Philippines.
ENCLAVES. The success of these movements has now generated a second great wave of ethnic nationalism arising within the boundaries of many of the worlds state's, their enclosed peoples living in enclaves . This phenomenon involves both the old and the new states although we normally fail to notice the similarity because our tendency to dichotomize the developed and underdeveloped world, the North and the South, has led us to assume that each has a completely different rationale and dynamics. Putting both into a single world-system framework, however, may help us understand that in both cases, similar dynamics are at work. If we stress the political and historical rather than the cultural and geographical dimensions of this process, we might understand that ethnic nationalism has shifted its locus, at the end of the 20

8. Africa On The Matrix: The Masai
Photographs and information about the magestic masai people of Eastern africa. Most of the masai pictured here are from a masai far in the distance was enough to seize their attention. Other
The Masai
Most of the Masai pictured here are from a small village on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania. They have very much maintained their traditional ways as cattle herders. The Masai believe that all cattle in the world belong to them, even though some may have temporarily found themselves in the possession of others. Thus, the Masai are always justified in raiding their non-Masai neighbors in order to "return" the cattle to the rightful owners. The Masai (and the Samburu) have very elaborate "coming of age" traditions. Boys are circumcised in their early teens in a ceremony attended by the entire village. The boy who flinches during this procedure brands himself as a coward and disgraces his family. Once circumcised, the young man becomes a member of the warrior class – a moran – and must live apart from the village with the other warriors. Eventually, at some point in his late teens or early twenties, a moran is chosen to become a junior elder, earns the right to marry and returns to live in the village. There were no moran nearby on the day we visited the Masai village near Ngorongoro, but I did see some in the Samburu region, where the customs are very similar. For photographs, go to the Samburu People page.

9. I N T E R N A T I O N A L F O R U M O N G L O B A L I Z A T I O N I N
AFRICAAngolavHimbaAngola Govt their livelihoods. w lMasai Kenya, British, U.S. militaries pollutes large areas of land belonging to. indigenous peoples, sherfolk and farmers

10. Readings: April 20-24: Indigenous Science: A Star In Africa's Future?
indigenous Science A Star in africa's Future? indigenous Science A Star in africa's Future? by Thomas A. Bass. africa possesses a wealth of scientific knowledge developed independently from Western
Indigenous Science: A Star in Africa's Future?
Indigenous Science: A Star in Africa's Future?
by Thomas A. Bass

Africa possesses a wealth of scientific knowledge developed independently from Western science and its methods. Bringing this knowledge to light and building upon it to benefit the continent are among the concerns of many scientists working in Africa today.
Africa is a natural treasure house. It is endowed with fabulous examples of physical and cultural diversity. These riches hold the keys to answering many questions that can be answered-if they can be answered at all- only in Africa. When did humans first start using tools and fire? How do species evolve? Where do HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and other new viruses come from? Is the Earth getting hotter and drier, and if so, what can be done about it?
Africa is also a laboratory for studying the clash between modern scientific methods and technologies and traditional practices. As in all traditional societies, African peoples have evolved sophisticated realms of knowledge, derived from experimentation or observation, that explain, predict, or control natural phenomena. This indigenous knowledge often appears to differ from- or even run counter to-the scientific principles brought with the colonial powers. The seeming dichotomy thus raises another important question: Are modern science and its methods alien to traditional African cultures? The answer to this question is crucial to anyone concerned about the less developed world and the future of science in general.

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