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Meet the 16 Global Landscapes Forum Women Leaders Leading Earth Restoration

It’s International Women’s Month 2022! To mark this phenomenal month, The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) announces its third annual list of climate leaders. Jhe Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) honors 16 women who are making a significant impact on halting runaway climate change through science, finance, policy-making, art, activism, indigenous rights, …

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Tunisia: Dhahar destination wins the Green Destinations Story Awards 2022, “Culture & Communities” category

Tunis/Tunisia — Destination Dhahar has won the Green Destinations Story Awards 2022, in the Culture & Communities category. Thus, Tunisia becomes the first Arab and North African country to win this distinction in the field of sustainable tourism. “Destination Dahar: Revitalization of Authentic Rural Region through Sustainable Tourism Model and …

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Will Smith’s daughter under fire for portraying Amazighs as ‘thieves’ in her book

Amazighs criticized Willow Smith’s novel for portraying the community in the same colonialist tone that savagely stigmatized them for decades. Willow Smith accused of spreading “hate” against Amazighs in her latest novel. [Getty] The daughter of Hollywood actor Will Smith is being criticized for portraying Amazighs, the indigenous people of …

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Amazigh tattoos are fading, is it too late to revive them?

In ancient Amazigh culture, tattoos are one of the many ways people celebrate their rich North African tribal history. When crossing traditionally Amazigh areas in North Africa, you may encounter road signs written in the Amazigh language. Amazigh symbols are easily identifiable, however, to the untrained eye they may just …

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A “nomadic” guide to the paradise of the western desert in Egypt

Places have souls, and Siwa’s soul is kind, mystical, and motherly. In the heart of the Western Desert, lies the majestic oasis with its unique Amazigh culture and breathtaking views. This desert paradise is located 560 kilometers from Cairo, between the Qattara depression and the great sea of ​​sand. We …

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“Chant Amazigh” Brings Modern Traditional Sound of Majid Soula to New Listeners

CHARACTERISTICS “Chant Amazigh” Brings Modern Traditional Sound of Majid Soula to New Listeners By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni December 08, 2021 “Every time I set out to write a love song,” explains Majid Soula, speaking through a translator on a Zoom call, “it unfortunately turns into a song about justice. in place.” …

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a symbol of Kabyle resistance

Lounes Matoub was born on January 24, 1956 in the village of Taourirt Moussa in Kabylia, is a musician, singer-songwriter and Kabyle poet. Militant of the Amazigh identity cause, he made his contribution to the claim and popularization of Amazigh culture and to the struggle for democracy and secularism in …

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Marginalized Indigenous Peoples of North Africa

The Berbers are the descendants of the pre-Arab populations of all of North Africa, from the far west of Egypt to the countries of the Maghreb. The Berbers, who refer to themselves as the Amazighs meaning “free man”, have been fighting for a long time for greater recognition of their …

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Algeria launches the Amazigh Culture Prize |

ORAN, Algeria – The High Commission for Tamazight (HCA) in Algeria has launched the President’s Prize for Amazigh Literature and Language, with the aim of supporting Amazigh culture after years of marginalization. The secretary general of the HCA, El Hachemi Assad, announced on Saturday in Oran that the competition would …

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The Berbers of Morocco: a culture called into question

North Africa is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse regions on the continent. Centuries of invasions, colonization and foreign domination have shaped the identity of the region and its cultural heritage. The colonizers had different cultural origins and ethnic identities. Roman, Byzantine, Arab and European cultural origins and …

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Akal movement struggles to revive Tamazight language and identity – Middle East Monitor

The founders of Tunisia’s emerging AKAL party say the time has come to rehabilitate the Tamazight language and identity of the country’s indigenous people, who have been marginalized for decades. The word “Akal”, which means land in the Tamazight language, has a fundamental meaning for the cultural movement that has …

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The faded pride of Amazigh tattoos

For the indigenous Amazighs of Africa, body art was more than just pictures. They have been a decisive, almost poetic social marker for centuries. Berber woman wearing ethnic jewelry, Kairouan, Kairouan (Al Qayrawan) governorate, Tunisia. (DeAgostini / Getty Images) For many native North Africans, the nuances of nostalgia take on …

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The state of Amazigh culture in Algeria and Morocco

Originally from North Africa, the Amazigh people, sometimes known as Berbers, have spent decades fighting for cultural recognition in the predominantly Arab region. For years, Amazigh activists have engaged in a battle against oppressive policies while trying to promote measures that would help preserve Amazigh identity. Despite recent successes, however, …

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Ring in 2969 with the Ottawa Amazighs

Inside a small community center in Gatineau, women in brightly embroidered dresses sing songs of the Amazighs, the indigenous people of North Africa. The women are preparing for a performance this Saturday to celebrate Yennayer, New Years Day for Amazighs, also known as Berbers. January 12 marks the start of …

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Bill paves way for Amazigh language academy

ALGERIA Algeria approved a bill paving the way for the creation of an Amazigh language academy dedicated to teaching and promoting research on Tamazight, as well as its standardization. “This is a historic decision and a breakthrough which completes the process of rehabilitation of Tamazight, opening up considerable prospects for …

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The Berbers welcome the Amazigh New Year | Berbers

The Berbers of North Africa are heralding the Amazigh New Year, with festivities featuring traditional food, music and dancing planned throughout the region. Friday marks the first day of the year 2968 for the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa, also known as the Amazigh. The Amazigh New Year – or …

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Berbers: the marginalized indigenous peoples of North Africa

Algiers – The Berbers – descendants of pre-Arab populations across North Africa – are currently celebrating their New Year festivities. Friday – for the first time – the Yennayer New Year is marked as a national holiday in Algeria. Berbers, who refer to themselves as Amazigh, have long fought for …

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Not Arab, and proud of it – Foreign Policy

At first glance, nothing in the 25-year-old Tunisian musician Abdelhak Mahrouk distinguishes him. He has a serious but unkempt demeanor, eyes splayed and downcast, and a messy mop of black hair that reaches the top of a slightly twisted widow. His wispy goatee makes him look young for his age. …

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Amazighs face Islamic harassment – Eurasia Review

By Mawassi Lahcen Threats from radical Islamists prevented Tunisian Amazigh associations from holding a conference in the southern region of Matmata. Six Tunisian Amazigh groups planned their event, which aimed to unite the Tunisian Amazigh movement, to coincide with the 20th Tamezret Festival for Amazigh Culture on August 24 and …

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