Assertiveness is not what you do, it’s who you are – Cal Le Mon.
In this blog, we express our ideas, opinions and aspirations about our Yobin/Lisu people of India. Because for the last four decades, the State Government of Arunachal Pradesh systematically oppressed us. They have taken away our Scheduled Tribe status, considered us a refugee (till 1995), cut off all road communications, and then declared our land as National Park. These are unfair treatments to us and they continue to do so.
Join us with academic knowledge, suggestions and prayers. Below is brief introduction about the contributors.
ATIBOSA is from Shidi village of Arunachal Pradesh. He comes with rich background of Biblical education. He completed Bachelor of Ministry from YFGTC, Bangalore and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Administration (through correspondence) from NBC, Chennai. At present he is pursuing Master of Theology at Asian Christian Academy, Hosur. He writes on the Biblical perspectives related to the topics in this blog.
LIAHEY: Liahey and his wife Simasa live in Bangalore, where he works as a language researcher with a Christian organization. He has done Master of Divinity from Chennai and also studying for MA in Education. He is interested in research, writing and sharing of ideas. As a graduate in theology, he enjoys preaching and teaching as well.
AVIA: Avia likes to be called “amateur Lisu – English Lexicographer”. He was lecturer in a Bible college for a decade. Later he published an English – Lisu dictionary and now working on his other dictionary, Lisu – English dictionary. He has also concern for human dignity and is pursuing a post graduate diploma on Human Rights. Avia and his wife Ziby has three kids, Jonathan, Hannah and David.
BARAK : Barak is from Shidi village. At present he lives in Shillong with his sister and brother. He did his Bachelor of Theology from Lakeview Bible College & Seminary, Chennai and BA from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Here is what he says “I have great zeal to do something for our society at my level best. And I am willingly to up to take up responsibilities which contribute to the development of our society”. He takes part in research and information collection.