August 25, 2008 at 5:21 pm (Uncategorized)

A warm welcome to any new or returning students who may be reading this post.

Tribe Soc is a friendly society which works to increase awareness of tribal situations, and to save the lives and cultures of indigenous peoples.

We meet every Monday, from 6-8pm at the Guild follow the arrows from the stairs of the main entrance to find us. Even if you’ve just stumbled upon this website and have never done anything with us or anyone similar before, please do come down and join in (no obligation to actually join the soc, and its free).

If you have any questions please e-mail me at fowles@care2.com and I’ll reply as soon as possible.

I have also just created a new website to organize e-mail addresses of members, follow the link to find it: http://groupspaces.com/tribe/ and then join the group or mailing list by clicking the gray button on the right hand side that says ‘join group’ .


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Bushcraft fun

August 25, 2008 at 4:41 pm (Events) (, , , , , )

From Saturday the 11th to Sunday the 12th of October, Tribe Soc will hold its anual Bushcraft weekend.

This exciting weekend away will be held in the countryside of Kingston in Hereford, and will be tailor made to Tribe Soc’s needs by Pete Edwards.

Saturdays adventures will include fire lighting, shelter construction, and general bushcraft.

Weather dependent we can either experience the night outdoors, in the very shelters we have built in the day, or the warm and dry building which will be our back up.

Sunday will be a more relaxed day, with games and general merryment.

Everyone is invited to come, and the cost will not be astronomical (we will basically be paying for petrol and the food we eat – thats it, in his infinite kindness Pete has offered us everything for free).

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A cry for help

August 24, 2008 at 11:26 pm (Tribal News) (, , , , , , , , )

According to an issue of the Independent News, ‘The leader of an Amazonian tribe pleaded for help yesterday in protecting the forest that has been his people’s home for generations. He urged Britain to fight mining interests’

The tribe endagered by local increases of goldmining is the Yanomami, a hunter-gatherer tribe living in small family villages across Brazil and Southern Venezuela.  A population of about 27, 000 Yanomami protect 24 million acres of rainforest, and no one is better adept at protcting this land.

However, their land and so their lives have come under threat by a new surge of gold mining.  Recognised NGO; Survival-International estimated that already 1 000 goldminers are already operating illegally.  Worse still, the government has plans to take some land from the Yanomami and open it up for the goldminers.

To quote the Independent news article, ‘ “I want you people here who live far away to help us,” explained the tribe’s unofficial roving envoy. “I don’t want you to send money. I want you to put pressure on the Brazilian government. They have drawn up a project that will involve mining in indigenous territories. This will be very dangerous for us because it brings heavy machinery, which pollutes the rivers and the streams. When the miners leave, the pollution remains.” ‘

For up to date news and ways you can act: http://www.survival-international.org/tribes/yanomami

For full artical: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/amazonian-tribal-leader-delivers-plea-to-the-city-stop-buying-our-land-394903.html

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Rumble in the Jungle returns

August 4, 2008 at 8:58 pm (Events) (, , , , , )

Rumble in the Jungle is back early this year, with an extra club night before Freshers Week.


Tribe Soc will have a stall and be bucket shaking to raise much needed money for the indigenous tribe of Ecuador; the Huaorani.  The dosh raised will go towards making a mapping project possible, which would secure land ownership for the Huaorani Tribe.  This much needed if they are to be kept safe from loggers, ranchers, oil drillers and all the other threats which face them.

Last term we had a hugley sucessful night, and raised £100 in bucket shaking, glow stick sales, and vodka jellys alone.

Even more, everyone that came had an awesome night.

So anyone that can make it, please do come down, if you need to contact me my e-mail is fowles@care2.com and i’d be delighted to hear  from you.

Or you can leave a comment on the site.

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A typical Tribe Soc meet-up

July 25, 2008 at 11:14 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Tribe Soc will meet once weekly at the Guild Common room (which is upstairs from Guild reception, just round the corner from Deb Hall, and will be sign posted for the first few meet-ups).

In each meeting members will be able to

  • discuss ideas and make plans for fundraisers, political campaigns, and much more
  • keep informed on international tribal developments
  • Write storyboards and animate Tribe Soc’s own series, ‘Stories from an Untouched World’

The purpose of ‘Stories from an Untouched World’ will be to increase public awarenessand fondness of indigenous tribal people.  They will be short plasticine animations based on a few characters who will come to be known and loved by all who follow the series.  These characters will just so happen to be tribal people, thus more of the public will accidentally care about these tribal people.  The front of the episodes will be gentle humour like ‘Simpsons’, or ‘Friends’, or any other easy to watch comedy.

They will be published first on You-tube, Atom tv, and any other suitable Internet sites, and then, when we get good, I am hoping the BBC might let us publish a series on TV.

Animating the series should also give us something fun to do in our meetings, as well as something tangible to take away from them.

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Rumble in the Jungle Festival

April 25, 2008 at 12:23 am (Events) (, , , , , )

Rumble in the Jungle has been a club night held anually at the Custard Factory for several years now.

Its always been a great success both because everybody going has had an awesome time, and also because it raises thousands of pounds for a small, local charity in Ecuador which is dedicated to saving the lives of and incredible tribe there; the Huaorani.

This year Rumble in the Jungle will be bigger and better than ever before, as this year, for the first time, Rumble in the Jungle has become a Festival.

Tribe Soc has been given a room in the Custard factory for this, to decorate, and provide all the entertainment in! Steve (the ex-president and founder of Jab Soc) is organising the line up, and its looking good!!!

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Make the difference

April 24, 2008 at 4:24 pm (Tribal News)

Sign the petition on the Survival-International website to add your name to those who care about the welfare of Tribal Peoples and feel that Britain should take this small step to make the world of difference to their survival.


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