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    • Acknowledging the past while looking to the future: exploring indigenous child trauma 

      Swanson, Shanley (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-05-15)
      Trauma affects children from all races, ethnicities, nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds. However, indigenous children may experience trauma differently than their majority population peers due to traumatic histories of colonization and ongoing marginalization. This thesis explores how service providers in Western Montana and Northern Norway conceptualize Native American and Sámi children’s ...
    • ACQUISITION OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BY SMALL SCALE BUSINESSES AMONG INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN URBAN CENTERS. A case of the Karamojong community in Jinja Municipality, Jinja District-Uganda. 

      Ssejjemba, Besweri Charles (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-01)
      Business is the new livelihood of the urban Karamojong. However, the Karamojong face daily challenges as they struggle with already-established traders to attract customers in urban market settings. Previously, commercial banks had not addressed the needs of the Karamojong, who generally lacked collateral required to secure commercial financial services. However, with the introduction of microfinance ...
    • Are we one and the same? : scholarly representation of gender in Sami reindeer herding 

      Bellis, Dana (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-06-04)
      This thesis focuses on representations of gender in Sami reindeer herding in West Finnmark, Norway. I analyze to what extent are scholarly representations of gender accurate when compared to the local experience of modernization, by focusing on masculinity. This analysis builds on the history of Norwegian reindeer herding regulations from the Lapp Codicil to recent debates on the amendments to the ...
    • Bark Food. The Continuity and Change of the Pine Inner Bark Use for Food by Sámi People in Northern Fennoscandia 

      Bogdanova, Sandra (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-11)
      This thesis is a cultural document, a study of the Scots pine (Pinus Sylvestris L.) inner bark use, as a source of food and medicine among the Indigenous Sámi people of Northern Fennoscandia. The questions that drove this research centered on the methods and reasons people have developed over time for using Scots pine inner bark. It is still largely considered a ‘food taboo’ and is mostly associated ...
    • Beaivváš – an institution for Sámi culture management or mainstream entertainment? : The Sámi National Theatre’s role in the Sámi community of Norway 

      Kvernmo, Marie (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-10-08)
      After the Sámi awakening movement in the 1970’s which culminated in the Alta conflict in 1981, the Sámi theater Beaivváš was created to highlight the Sámi language and culture in Norway. The theater became a success and was at first one of the main spokesmen for the Sámi people in the political and cultural contexts. As Sámi rights were recognized, Beaivváš and several Sámi institutions were established ...
    • Behind the scenes of street begging. Karamojong women of North Eastern Uganda. 

      Musubika, Sarah (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
      When one walks through the various streets of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, one encounters a diversity of beggars. Among them, are Karamojong women and children stationed at different places, and pleading with by-passers to offer them something. Scenes of Karamojong mothers breast feeding their babies while begging, and always set to run into hiding when they sight city authorities, are common ...
    • The Belizean Garifuna identity : migratory and transnational space and its effects on the home community 

      Rylander, Amalia Louisa (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-21)
      In this Thesis, I endeavor to trace the migratory paths of the forebears of the Garífunas; explore their self-identification as Afro-Indigenous; study their culture of where “home” is at any given time; investigate their commonalities and fierce sense of nationhood even though their dwelling crosses four borders; and I examine their religious rites and rituals which connect them to the past and bind ...
    • “The Best of Both Worlds”. Conceptualising an Urban Sámi Identity 

      Gjerpe, Kajsa Kemi (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-05-22)
      Indigeneity is often expected to merely exist in rural settings. The urban context is, therefore, considered atypical and inauthentic. I will distinguish between cultural traits and emblems, arguing that the creation of emblems has been an important aspect of revitalisation of Sámi culture. In addition, I maintain that the use of emblems in daily life is important for urban Sámi, as Sámi culture ...
    • BETWEEN ALIENATION AND BELONGING IN NORTHERN GHANA: The voices of the women in the Gambaga 'witchcamp' 

      Mohammed, Larry Ibrahim (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-03)
      While there have been numerous scholarly works on witchcraft beliefs, that of the phenomenon of ‘witchcamps’ are rare. In recent times, Ghana has come under the spotlight for being home to six settlements dedicated to sheltering ‘witches. These settlements are community-led initiatives that provide shelter for people accused of witchcraft. These ‘witchcamps’ are seen as a form of prisons where the ...
    • Bivdit Luosa – To Ask for Salmon. Saami Traditional Knowledge on Salmon and the River Deatnu: In Research and Decision-making 

      Holmberg, Aslak (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-18)
      Summers in the Deatnu valley revolve around salmon. For the indigenous Saami people, wild Atlantic salmon is a fundamental aspect of culture and self-sufficiency. In the traditional Saami culture, salmon cannot be ‘taken’, it must be ‘asked for’. Today, in order to maintain these relations to salmon, the Saami must ask for the permission from the state authorities of Norway and Finland, who despite ...
    • Blaming Jhum, denying Jhumia : challenges of indigenous peoples land rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh : a case study on Chakma and Tripura 

      Tripura, Sontosh Bikash (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06)
      The special focus in this thesis is about the challenges of the indigenous peoples land rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh. Traditionally, indigenous peoples practiced jhum cultivation. The notion of the ownership of the land for the practices of jhum cultivation is distinct from wet-rice cultivation. The jhum cultivator must every year change the places to plant from one ...
    • The bola or parma of the Newar in Manamaiju Village. The significance of a farm labor exchange system among indigenous peasants in Nepal. 

      Bhattarai, Sundar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2006-06-08)
      This thesis is devoted to a study of the reciprocal labor exchange system bola, and the indigenous knowledge that it supports. The field study took place in a rural area of Nepal where agriculture is the main occupation. I observed the system in action in Manamaiju village where Newari peasant groups, including their farmer groups Jyapu, live and which is situated in Kathmandu District. The Newar ...
    • The changing Garo Adivasi culture of Bangladesh : a case study of marriage rituals 

      Islam, Md.Rafiqul (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-09)
      This thesis work is mainly focused on the Garos’ cultural changes related to their marriage rituals and comparative situations. From a comparative perspective the study compared between a plain land Garo village, which is to some extent with some urban facilities, and a forest surrounded remote Garo village. The leading research questions are: ‘Why is the Garo culture changing?’ and ‘What are ...
    • The Changing Livelihood of the Karamojong People of North-Eastern Uganda and its impact on the Survival of their Traditional Gender Roles 

      Ssenkaaba, John (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-19)
      This thesis discuss the changing livelihoods of the Karamojong people of North-Eastern Uganda and how the changes impacts the survival of their traditional gender roles. For various reasons Karimajong people have been historically marginalized and subjugated which treatment is evident since the rule of colonialists and even extended to the post –independence governments of the Republic of Uganda. ...
    • Changing Ways of Marrying: A study of the Dhimal Marriage Ritual of Damak, Nepal 

      Koirala, Santosh (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-20)
      This thesis, entitled “Changing ways of marrying: A study of the Dhimal marriage ritual of Damak, Nepal” focuses on changes in the marriage patterns of Dhimal indigenous people. Dhimal represent one of the oldest indigenous groups of Nepal, residing in the easternmost lowland since time immemorial. For the study, the choice was made for Damak municipality, which is inhabited mainly by the Dhimal and ...
    • Climate Change Impact and Traditional Coping Mechanisms of Borana Pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia: Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience from an Indigenous People’s Perspective. 

      Salifu, Bashiru (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-03)
      This thesis focuses on Borana pastoralists in southern Ethiopia and their experiences with environmental challenges caused by climate change. Recent debates about climate change and its impacts on global bio-diversities are shifting focus to the role of indigenous people in climate mitigation and adaptation. This thesis builds on those debates and focuses on the traditional adaptation and resilience ...
    • Clothes and ethnic identity: (re)constructing identity through cultural clothes as ethnic markers. The case of Siltie nationality of Southern Ethiopia 

      Ahmed, Kederala Mohammed (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
      Clothes and Ethnic Identity: (Re)Constructing Identity through Cultural Clothes as Ethnic Markers. The Case of Siltie Nationality of Southern Ethiopia is a project which investigates the new trends of “creating” costumes among ethnic groups in Ethiopia, with a focus on the interface between cultural costumes and ethnic identity. The project uses the Siltie people as its case. I am attracted to this ...
    • Co-management and Traditional Fisheries: The Case of Fante Fishers in Elmina, Ghana 

      Okusu, Josephine Sekyi (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-11-09)
      Co-management has widely been recognized as an alternative approach to addressing natural resource crises and diverse environmental concerns. In line with this, the Ghanaian fishery sector introduced co-management as an institutional approach to manage natural resources. However, studies still reiterate that, the traditional fishery sector is still in decline, which have affected the livelihood of ...
    • Coastal identities in the modern age : on diversity of ethnic articulation in Storfjord, North Norway 

      Kim, Jung Im (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-15)
      This thesis discusses Coastal identities in the modern age - the case of Storfjord in Northern Norway as studied in 2009. Populations in the coastal areas of Northern Norway are more or less a mixture of Coastal Sami, Kven and Norwegian. Historically, it might be analyzed as some results of the encounters of three ethnic groups; the Coastal Sami, Kven and Norwegian historically. Therefore, there is ...
    • Coastal livelihoods in Northern Norway. Sustainable development of small-scale fishers and Sámi 

      Miller, Peter Michael (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
      The sustainable development of small-scale fisher livelihood is important for the well-being and food security of millions of people around the world. However, factors that contribute to the sustainable development of this livelihood are under-developed in research (The World Bank, 2008; United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 2007). Within this knowledge gap, this applied research project ...