Tribal People: Children of a Lesser God
The tribal community used to live quite happily off the land, forests and rivers, in a world of their own. They farmed, hunted animals and gathered fruits and firewood from the forest in a just-enough manner that ensured natural sustainability. They did not mind not being noticed or engaged by the modern world. When 'developments' bulldozed into the tribal community, the delicate balance was broken forever. Land was taken away for mining and industrial use, forests were lost to logging, animals were driven out of their natural dwellings. The tribal people could not comprehend why God had suddenly changed his mind about the way they should live, leaving them hanging in the balance for survival. Uneducated and illiterate, they found the languages, laws and regulations, economic transaction, and the entire way of conducting life completely alien. Many became easy prey to unscrupulous agents and lost their land.
Life for them will never go back to the old way. The tribal community needs help to evolve a new balance, to develop a new way of sustainable tribal livelihood, one that plugs into the larger 'outside world' yet not discarding their traditional wisdom. In fact, there are much that we can learn from them too.
The hope of the tribal community rests with the younger generations, who are mouldable to bridge the modern world of knowledge and technologies, and the ancient wisdom of their tribal traditions. Most of the students in the tribal schools are first generation learners in their families and villages. They are the hope for tomorrow.
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