D’kar village, which has an estimated population of 2000, is located in the Ghanzi district of Western Botswana. It is very popular and famous for the settlement of the landless, marginalized and poor community of San origin (commonly known as the Naro), who have lived in the area for many centuries past. We, the Naro people, belong to the indigenous peoples in Botswana who have attained high recognition on the international scene by attracting numerous local and foreign visitors coming to D’Kar. Visitors come to admire our traditional way of life, our unique culture and natural talents and skills in art and print works, craftwork, production of exotic leather items, wild food gathering, and particularly our talents in dances, game-hunting and game trekking.
I’m a native speaker of Naro from Botswana’s Ghanzi District. I’m a defender of of Indigenous rights and a strong supporter of inclusive social policy. As a young person from a very marginalized group, I have grown to understand the importance of culture in todays society. Whereas I know that change is inevitable, without the knowledge of where you come from and ideals that you represent, can bring harm to the very fight of the right to self-determination. I support all those who advocate towards them.