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Public Lecture on Niyamgiri: The Last Stand of Niyamraja

Public Lecture on Niyamgiri: The Last Stand of Niyamraja

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Last Stand of Niyamraja In defense of their faith and our collective future, one of the world’s earliest indigenous groups, the Kondhs, in Orissa’s Niyamgiri are fighting to save the Niyamgiri Hills from being dug out for bauxite by a multinational mining giant. This struggle has taken the voice of a small community that has lived a sustainable life for many generations from the pristine forests of Orissa to the head office of the company in London. The Kondh tribal worship the mountain as their God and know that its perennial streams and bountiful forests have allowed them to live with dignity for thousands of years. This is in sharp contrast to their fellow tribesmen who live downhill -- displaced, battered an
Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

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Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a treasure of biodiversity and our collective ecological future in these times of climate change. As a show of solidarity and to appeal to the consciousness of the policymakers, five tribal Kondhs and people of Delhi will join hands for a candle light vigil gathering and staging of shows on Monday, 27th of July at Dilli Haat (opp INA market). Date: Monday, 27th July, 2009 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Dilli Haat A Kondh representative will be in London on the same day to appeal to the shareholders of

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