Indigenous people

Indigenous women know how to nurture nature. We need to listen to them.

Indigenous women's traditional knowledge and practices can help us to survive with nature instead of abusing it. In Bangladesh, their inherent value are yet to be fully understood and duly recognised by the scientific community, development practitioners and policymakers alike.

August 9, 2022
August 9, 2022

‘Indigenous In the Edge’ outlines lives of 17 ethnic groups in Bangladesh

Members of each community have reviewed the information that attempts to offer insight into the histories, homes, the clans and tribes that make up each community, the food habits and religious and cultural practices, and the languages, written and oral, they employ. 

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Indigenous women know how to nurture nature. We need to listen to them.

Indigenous women's traditional knowledge and practices can help us to survive with nature instead of abusing it. In Bangladesh, their inherent value are yet to be fully understood and duly recognised by the scientific community, development practitioners and policymakers alike.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Books exploring the lives of indigenous peoples

The book is a complete treatise on the development of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).

July 28, 2019
July 28, 2019

3 indigenous villages face land grabbing

Cradled in the scenic hilly landscape and close to the town centre, a cluster of three indigenous villages of Bandarban sadar upazila faces grabbing by a resort owner who intends to build a five-star hotel in the area.

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

It's far from acceptable

The overall human rights condition of the country's indigenous people remained far from acceptable in the year 2017 and little effort

September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

Longadu Fire: 3 months on, they're still homeless

More than three months after the burning down of indigenous people's houses in Longadu upazila of Rangamati, it now seems to be a

August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016

Ensure equal rights, dignity

It was their day. They gathered, joined hands and spoke up to draw the government's attention to their demands for their rights and

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

700 Khasi people set to lose their homesteads

Women sit in a yard trying to sort betel leaves but their heavy hearts barely allow it. The elderly who counted on predictable

November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

Protecting indigenous peoples' land rights

We fully endorse the call for implementation of the ILO convention 107 to protect land rights of the indigenous peoples of the country.

October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015

[WATCH NOW] A short trip, lots to see: The Ethnological Museum at Chittagong

If you have always wanted to know about the unique and fascinating lifestyles of the indigenous people living in the country, a short visit to the Ethnological Museum in Chittagong could make that possible.