Tribal women have known brutal displacement, fear, murder and rape at the hands of invaders, for decades. They have seen their lands taken from them, their self-respect annihilated and their futures become uncertain. Yet despite their suffering, the resistance of many tribal women is growing.
They call themselves Jharniaor, protectors of streams. In August the Dongria Kondh have overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Tabu pussy pohto Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in nude unprecedented triumph for tribal rights. The Dongria Kondh women are as defiant as ever.
We will not give our forests to anybodysaid one. All of the women are prepared to go to jail for this.
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And even if you threaten to kill us, we will carry on living here peacefully. The programme of missionary activity up until the mid 20th century heavily emphasized changing the gender roles to make them conform to the European pattern. Until recently, women in Europe were generally seen as inferior to men, denied opportunities to succeed in society, and their role was to complement and support their husbands.
Yet Innu women of the same era were far freer within and outside marriage, and often chose where nude when to camp on their long journeys across the sub-arctic expanses of their homeland, Nitassinan. This independence scandalized the Jesuit missionaries, who tried repeatedly to impose European standards by making Innu women subservient to their husbands, but tribal only succeeded after the Canadian government tribal the Innu to abandon their migratory way of life and live in village settlementssays Professor Colin Samson, who has worked with the Innu people for decades.