Nomadic people, also known as nomads, are communities of people that move from place to place in the deserts or winter-climated places, rather than settling down in one location. People who move from place to place who are not in the desert or winter areas are called gypsies. Many cultures have been traditionally nomadic, but traditional nomadic behavior is increasingly rare in industrialized countries. There are three kinds of nomads, hunter-gatherers, pastoral nomads, and peripatetic nomads. Nomadic hunter-gatherers have by far the longest-lived subsistence method in human history, following seasonally available wild plants and game. Pastoralists raise herds and move with them so as not to deplete pasture beyond recovery in any one area. Peripatetic nomads are more common in industrialized nations traveling from place to place offering a trade wherever they go.
I’m Josel E. Gonzales, an activist who shares the dreams and vision of AKBAYAN Citizen’s Action Party. I come from a humble family that moved around a lot to find greener pastures. For the last 20 years I have been working with the different communities of the working people helping them assert their rights, claim their rightful share in the fruits of their labor. I am a nomad of sorts, moving around different causes and issues. I will continue to roam until I will make my home in a society that is just, peaceful and prosperous.