• UNTABA appeals govt to ‘uphold history of Naga people’
    Dimapur, September 27 (MExN):  The United Naga Tribes Association on Border Areas (UNTABA) has termed the recent Chief Secretary level discussion on Nagaland-Assam Border Issue on September 25 as “lip service on the core issue,” stating that “It is very unfortunate for Nagas when its own Government completely shifts its responsibility and makes a mockery of its avowed duties during this critical juncture.” In a press release dated September 26, the Assoc
  • ‘To Freedom: A Human Story’
    NPMHR 18th Morung Dialogue held   Dimapur, September 21 (MExN): The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), Delhi organised the 18th Morung Dialogue on September 19, on the topic 'To Freedom: A human story', where VS Atem, Gen (Retd), former Longvibu, of the Naga Army and now Member, Collective Leadership, NSCN/GPRN narrated his story of serving in the Naga movement, leading up to his views on the current negotiations. The chair, Prof Paul Pimomo, Washington
  • ‘A gist of what was agreed in principle’
    'Status paper' on Agreed Position emerges Morung Express News Dimapur | September 16 A four-page document, reported to be a copy of the ‘status paper’ on the ‘Agreed Position’ signed between the Working Committee, Naga National Political Groups (WC, NNPGs) and the Government of India (GoI) in November 2017, surfaced on Facebook days after the former declared that “the defining hour is approaching for announcing an honourable and acceptable s
  • ‘Nagaland can become hotspot for organic mushrooms’
    Young Naga scientist shares expertise to turn the State into ‘the market’ for exotic mushrooms Akangjungla Dimapur | September 12 As a young Naga scientist to first cultivate and produce exotic Shiitake in Nagaland in October 2019, Dr Sosang Longkumer has two specific aims - to increase the number of mushroomprenurs in the future and make Nagaland the market for exotic and organic mushrooms. Dr Sosang, who also actively engaged in training farmers and entrepreneur
  • NIPA writes to Prime Minister on Naga issue
    DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 10 (MExN): The Naga Indigenous Peoples Alliance (NIPA) has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi calling for “recognition of undivided Naga territory and grant of self-governing associate statehood to the Nagas.” The memorandum appended by NIPA C0 Convenor, P Vanmi and Convenor, YL Ramgui said that it is “the most opportune time for the Prime Minister to fulfill the assurance made to the Nagas for a new era of freedom, mutua
  • Toward a Just-Peace: Respecting Naga Rights and Dignity
     Paul Pimomo* (To save time, I will focus my remarks on the three keywords of the topic I was asked to speak on about the Naga people’s relationship with India: Just-Peace, Rights, and Dignity. But I want to preface my remarks with a headliner on the political hurricane that has been sweeping through our lands regarding the Interlocutor of the Talks between NSCN (IM) and the Government of India). Current Event Headliner: The one basic historical fact about the Indo-Nag
  • Historical Perspectives of Naga Political Struggle
    Dr. Visier Sanyii* Before the British came and defeated the western Naga tribes and made them a part of their Empire in India in the early part of the 19th century, we were never a part of any other nation or power. Records show Nagas had resisted their invasion for over 50 years.  It was on this day 74 years ago on August 14, the Nagas reclaimed their sovereignty, reaffirming what they had told the Simon Commission 18 years earlier in 1929.  India declared independence
  • Revisiting Indigenous Peoples’ resilience
    Indigenous rights activists in Nagaland discuss 2020 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples’ theme ‘COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples’ Resilience’ with The Morung Express   Morung Express News Dimapur | August 8 The COVID-19 global pandemic has made a massive impact on societies and economies across the planet and amplified issues of both preparedness and vulnerability, especially among indigenous peoples of the world. On the e
  • ‘Demand for domestic helps promoting human trafficking in Nagaland’
    Dimapur, July 30 (MExN): “In our Naga context, the demand for domestic helpers is also one of the main reasons, leading to an increase in human trafficking in Nagaland,” observed Asha Sanchu, Director of Miqlat Ministry on the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2020.  Sanchu was addressing a group of village leaders, women society and youths at Miqlat Centre, Seluophe during an awareness programme organized by Miqlat Ministry, Dimapur.  She
  • Nagaland: ‘We are nothing without our forest and land’
    ‘Seasons of Life: Foraging and fermenting bambooshoot during ceasefire’ screened on zoom   Morung Express News Kohima | June 26 “The ceasefire period has coincided with outmigration of youth from villages across the Naga ancestral domain. They carry with them the poignant memories of home, which includes seasonal food like fermented bambooshoot.” This is one of the significant highlights of the directorial debut of Dolly Kikon-“Seasons of Li