In Tanzania, the Indigenous Maasai people have been facing displacement for a long time.
The most recent incident of land loss involves large numbers of Maasai peoples being forced to leave their ancestral homes to make way for a game reserve. The adverse effects of losing land will be felt for a long time. In this radio program, we uncover some reasons why Indigenous Peoples worldwide face extreme poverty.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Edson Krenak (Krenak)
Music: 'Whispers' by Ziibiwan, used with permission
World Refugee Day is celebrated each year on June 20th. This year, the commemoration emphasizes the right to seek safety.
Regardless of who they are, where they come from, and whenever they feel forced to flee, every person on this planet has the right to seek safety.
In this podcast, we look at the situation unfolding in Tanzania, where an estimated 80 000 Maasai people are threatened to leave their ancestral land.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris(Khoisan)
Guest voice Diana Morat of Eldos FM, Johannesburg, South Africa
There are over 476 million Indigenous Peoples living in 90 countries across the world, accounting for 6.2 percent of the global population. Indigenous Peoples are the holders of a vast diversity of unique cultures, traditions, languages, and knowledge systems. They have a special relationship with their lands and hold diverse concepts of development based on their own worldviews and priorities.
In this radio program, we hear from Nailejileji Tipap, who works as the Gender and Public Relations Coordinator at Pastoralists Indigenous NGOs Forum in Tanzania.