Category: Indigenous World

  • Taiwanese Aboriginal Music: Wild Fire by Samingad

    Let’s expand the kind of songs we usually upload here and listen to this song by Samingad, a Taiwanese aboriginal singer of the Puyuma tribe. According to youtube commenters, the English title of this song is “Wild Fire”. Samingad is reportedly more famous in Japan than in her native Taiwan. You can read more about […]

  • The Ballad of Ira Hayes

    The Ballad of Ira Hayes is a song written by Peter La Farge in honor of Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian who served in the US Marines during World War II. You can read more about him at wikipedia. The footages included in this video appear to have been taken from the movie, Flags of […]

  • Happy Easter From My Hometown — Not

    This photo is actually from Sagada in Dagestan, Russia. We mentioned Sagada, Dagestan in an earlier post (What? Sagada is Not Unique?) that a reader didn’t like hehe. Photo credit:

  • In the Sweet By and By

    Performed by our Manobo brothers from Mindanao. Uploaded by an e-Mankayan based in Canada. Viewed by all of us to start our week in a prayerful mood. Don’t you just love the internets?

  • The Sumilao Farmers’ March for Justice

    Is there hope for this country? Of course, but you won’t find it in our “leaders” or in our politicians. Instead, you will find it in ordinary people like the Higaonon farmers of Sumilao, Bukidnon who walked (and are walking) from Mindanao to Manila. Why are they doing this? Are they crazy? Of course not. […]