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1 Who am I ?

2 Identity Does N NN Nature who you are? or N NN Nurture decide

3 Identity Lets dissect the question of identity what it is to beand not to be a tribal - an adivasi

4 How is a tribal identified? a tribal surname carries a totem Do you know your totem?

5 How is a tribe identified? Festivals Rituals Language Food Music Dance :: C u l t u r e :: Do we perform our rituals during birth, naming ceremony, marriage, death, etc., Do we know our mother tongue, i.e, mundari, kurukh, kharia, santhli, ho, etc., Do we eat or relish jungle food, do we play the tribal musical instruments and participate in the tribal dances Do we celebrate our festivals like sarhul, sohrai, karam, maage, navakhani, etc., ?

6 Identity We are identified by our tribal values. Hold on to your culture, Culture Society Tribal culture is the basis of our society. for if your culture dies, you are a society which nature can’t nurture.

7 Language is the key to people identity

8 Main Linguistic Groups Identity So what language do you speak? Mundari Kharia Santali Ho Kurukh

9 Identity If we cant speak our native tongue We cant pass it on to our children Our language will slowly vanish

10 Our language is dying Serious Question Once the language is gone Our identity will be under

11 Our native tongue is gift of God Our Language is Beautiful Its not difficult to speak or understand Lets give it a try Start using simple words at home Today

12 Ritual is a specific behaviour of a society

13 Main Ceremonial Acts Identity So what rituals do you perform? marriage Phaguabirth naming funeral Sarhul nawakhani sohrai Rites of passage Growing Seasons

14 Identity If we don’t perform our rituals We disconnect from our ancestors Our children’s background is wipedOur children’s background is wiped

15 Our rituals are dying Serious Question Once the rituals are gone Our identity will be under

16 Our rituals are gift of Nature Our Rituals are world class Its not difficult to follow our rituals Lets give it a try Introduce your children to our rituals Today

17 Don’t let erase our traditions your competing values

18 So, are you a tribal, an adivasi, just by the virtue of your caste certificate ?

19 I’m a tribal if I - celebrate my festivals perform my rituals speak my native tongue eat jungle food enjoy tribal music & dance by doing so…. if I

20 Identity …by doing so, I belong to a rich community I preserve a world culture and I maintain a healthy ecosystem

21 Living outside chotanagpur and loosing ones culture are no barriers to belonging Remember… …we are one family

22 …we are one family

23 …we are bonded by tribal values by nature by God guided and governed

24 …we are the People of God children of Nature

25 …we are the Tribals of Chotanagpur We are proud of our culture We are proud to be adivasis

26 Return to your roots Meet Collaborate Discuss Share Help Celebrate Indulge Involve Confide Convey Guide Join Experience

27 come home to Tribalzone

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