A warm, smiling woman, Dilia recounted her tragic story calmly. She was raped and tortured while in police custody, having been accused of being a courier between Maoists and Essar Group. In August the Dongria Kondh have overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights. When I started to dance I could feel a person by their blood and smell. How can you have a stone age creature continue to live in the age of computers?
Kailee. Age: 32.
We have to learn to live quietly, and in constant fear.
Ariella. Age: 29.
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Today, they are also one of the most persecuted tribal peoples. I want to use my education to empower them. We will not give our forests to anybody , said one. Yet Innu women of the same era were far freer within and outside marriage, and often chose where and when to camp on their long journeys across the sub-arctic expanses of their homeland, Nitassinan.