Join Dima and Kate to find out about a campaign by the supporters of an Indian tribe whose historical land - the Niyamgiri Mountain range - may soon be used for industrial mining.
As one of the activists explains, the 8,000 people who live in the mountains completely rely on their surroundings for everything: food, water, livelihood and, importantly, faith.
This week's question: What or who do you think many indigenous people in the world often worship? Is it
a) their tribal chief because of his important position
b) church, or
Listen out for the answer in the programme!
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Tribal protest over Indian mine
Vocabulary from the programme
this word is used when we talk about people or sometimes things that have always naturally lived in a place, rather than arriving from elsewhere
- to displace
to force people to leave the place where they normally live
- to worship
to have deep faith in someone or something, to be fully devoted to them and to treat them as divine
the world's main type of aluminium ore
a light metal which is silver in colour and is used in many different ways, especially for making cooking equipment and aircraft parts
- to balance
to give several things equal amounts of importance, time or money so that a situation is successful
- a final stamp of approval (=a final seal of approval)
this phrase is used when it has been officially decided that something should definitely happen