A group of indigenous people are reclaiming their space in Cape Town. At least four tribes have set up camp in Table Mountain’s Cecilia Forest. The group says they are creating a space where they can yet again learn and practice their culture, traditions and language of their ancestors. They also point that they want to have their economic rights protected and therefore benefit from the projects associated with the iconic Table Mountain. Now South Africa’s First Nation People are not alone in this struggle for their land, rights and justice. The fight stretches from the Americas to Australia where indigenous people continue to be marginalised and stripped of their identity despite international laws.
Professor Julian Kunnie – a writer and activist working with indigenous communities worldwide. His most recent book is The Cost of Globalization: Dangers to the Earth and its People.
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