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A Guide to Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System

The Guide to Indigenous peoples' Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System sets out in detail how the Inter-American human rights system works. It summarizes what rights are protected, with a focus on those of particular importance to Indigenous peoples. It also provides detailed

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Indigenous Affairs 3/01 - Self-Determination

This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the question of self-determination for indigenous peoples.The struggle for self-determination is the fundamental pre-requisite for indigenous peoples to be able to enhance their rights and improve their situation. Contents: Editorial by Christian Erni

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Racism Against Indigenous Peoples

The book documents and analyses the many forms of racism that indigenous peoples all over the world are still facing at the beginning of the new millenium. Although many national constitutions prohibit racial discrimination, indigenous peoples are facing pervasive racial discrimination in their

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The Other Word: Women and Violence in Chiapas Before and After Acteal

On December 22nd 1997, 32 women and 13 men in the los Naranjos encampment for displaced people in the community of Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico, were assasinated by heavily armed men. Various human rights organisations wrote detailed reports of the massacre and different media organisations produced

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The Indigenous World 2000-2001

With contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists, the 2000-2001 Indigenous World presents an overview of crucial developments in 2000 and early 2001 that have impacted on indigenous peoples.The Indigenous World 2000-2001 covers: The progress and setbacks in

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Naga: a People Struggling for Self Determination

Since more than 50 years, an indigenous people living in the mountainous Northeastern corner of the Indian Subcontinent has fought a silent war. Silent because this war has been largely ignored be the world. Ever since the Nagas have been in contact with outside powers they have fiercely

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Indigenous Affairs 1/01 - Racism

This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the racism and discrimination faced by indigenous peoples around the world. The first article focuses on global perspectives and international developments. There then follow articles on the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States, in

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In Philippine Tagalog: Katutubong Mamamayan

Edited and translated from the Spanish title: Pueblos Indígenas.

"The book gives an overview of the plight and the status of various indigenous communities the world over as they attempt to preserve what is left of their life amidst the manic spread of capitalism and the collusion of

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In Bahasa Indonesia: Masyarakat Adat Di Dunia. Eksistensi Dan Perjuangannya

Translated from the Spanish Title: Pueblos Indígenas.

The book gives an overview of the status and plight of indigenous peoples in various regions of the world. How do they define themselves, what sets them apart from other peoples? Why do we need to show interest for their specific

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Indigenous Affairs 4/00 - Indochina

This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the indigenous peoples of Indochina. Thematic Articles covering: Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Also featuring an article about West Papua: 'Bloodshed in Wamena'

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Indigenous Affairs 3/00 - Indigenous Women

With articles from Asia, Latin America, Northern Scandivia, Africa & the Pacific this issue focuses on indigenous women; their special situation, their hopes and aspirations at the beginning of a new millenium. The articles reflect very clearly the serious problems indigenous women face;

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Indigenous Autonomy in Mexico

This important collection of essays will be compulsory reading for all those who wish to have a better understanding of the dynamic processes of change which Mexico and its indigenous peoples have undergone at the end of the millennium. The book relates different experiences and makes various

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Nunavut - Inuit Regain Control of their Lands and their Lives

The Nunavut story told in this book by authors who have all been involved with Nunavut and Inuit politics for a very long time is an important one for indigenous peoples around the world and for anyone interested in indigenous issues. Stressing the political dynamics of the beginning of

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The Indigenous World 1999-2000

This yearbook provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1999 and 2000 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas, with a special focus on indigenous women; It also presents reports on the work of the Open-ended Working

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In Thai: Indigenous Peoples

The book gives an overview of the status and plight of indigenous peoples in various regions of the world. How do they define themselves, what sets them apart from other peoples? Why do we need to show interest for their specific problems - these and other questions are dealt with in this

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The Indigenous World 1998-99

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1998 and 1999 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas, with a special focus on indigenous women.

The Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples

This book is a compilation of reports and papers mostly taken from the official United Nations documentation. It also includes the background to the discussion on the establishment of a Permanent Forum for indigenous peoples and a technical description of the United Nations system. The goal of

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Saami Parliamentary Co-Operation. An Analysis

The goal of this book is to create a basis for initial concrete evaluations of the question of establishing a joint political body for the Saami Parliaments elected by the Saami people in the three Nordic countries. The first part of the report consists of general background material. These

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Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: A Handbook on the UN System

This book gives a detailed description of the existing international mechanisms for prevention and compensation of serious violations of the fundamental rights of indigenous peoples. This IWGIA document aims to dispel the mystery which surrounds the workings of the United Nations, and to reduce

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IWGIA Annual Report 1998

IWGIA's Annual Report presents the results of IWGIA's activities in 1998 and highlights examples of projects and processes implemented or supported by IWGIA throughout the year.

East Timor: Occupation and Resistance

This book is a collection of articles written by internationally known experts, activists and politicians. The document provides a broad and in-depth picture of the consequences of the Indonesian occupation of East Timor concentrating developments in recent years. East Timor is a small country

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The Indigenous World 1997-98

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1997 and 1998 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

Indigenous Women: The Right to a Voice

"Indigenous Women: The Right to a Voice" contains a collection of articles and interviews focusing on the situation of indigenous women today. With a few exceptions, the articles have been written by female indigenous grass roots activists and academics from the Americas, Africa, Asia and

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Liberation through Land Rights in the Peruvian Amazon

This book is an attempt to reflect the process of implementing an ambitious project of territorial planning in the Ucayali region for the demarcation and titling of indigenous communities. The first section of the book, written by lawyer Pedro García Hierro, concerns the background of the

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The Indigenous World 1996-97

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1996 and 1997 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

Att kräva livet åter - Ursprungsfolkens kamp för sin miljö och kultur

Den här artikelsamlingen bygger på en foredragsserie om ursprungsfolk och miljöfrågor som "IWGIA-Lundagruppen för ursprungsfolk", anordnade i Lund under 1995 och våren 1996. Föredragsserien var ett försök att uppmärksamma och diskutera en allvarlig och ofta förbisedd miljökonflikt i många delar

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Enslaved Peoples in the 1990s. Indigenous Peoples, Dept Bondage and Human Rights

The book describes and reveals how indigenous peoples suffer from slavery often in the shape of debt bondage and prostitution. The cases discussed cover indigenous peoples in India, Nepal, Taiwan/China, the Philippines and Indonesia in Asia. In South America cases from Peru, Bolivia and

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The Indigenous World 1995-96

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1995 and 1996 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas. Out of print!

Les Twa du Rwanda

Rapport d'évaluation de la situation des Twa et pour la promotion des droits des Twa dans le Rwanda d'après-guerre. Traduit par Jean-Claude Monod

The Indigenous World 1994-95

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1994 and 1995 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

The Indigenous World 1993-94

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1993 and 1994 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

Indigenous Peoples' Experiences with Self-Government

Proceedings of the seminar on arrangements for self-determination by indigenous peoples within national states, 10-11 February, 1994, Law Faculty, University of Amsterdam

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Yearbook 1992

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1992 among indigenous peoples.

Yearbook 1991

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1991 among indigenous peoples.

Yearbook 1990

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1990 among indigenous peoples.

'Life Is not Ours' - Land and Human Rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission is an independent body established to investigate allegations of human rights violations in the hill region of southeast Bangladesh. In November 1990, the Commission received permission from the governments of India and Bangladesh to visit the Chittagong

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Arctic Environment: Indigenous Perspectives

This document is a presentation and an analysis of the present conflicts of interests between the anti-hunting movement and the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. The right of indigenous peoples to subsistence and economic development based on renewable resources in their homelands will be the

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Yearbook 1989

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1989 among indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Women on the Move

This first volume of "Indigenous Women on the Move" is composed of 9 articles written by indigenous women wherein they have attempted to show their distinct realities in their different areas of the world. But distinct realities, notwithstanding, and each with their own peculiarities,

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Yearbook 1988 - IWGIA 20 Years

This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1988 among indigenous peoples.

Ethnocide: Mission Accomplished

This document describes the cultural genocide of the indigenous peoples of Paraguay by the New Tribes Mission. The fundamentalists missionaries of the NTM have been particularly destructive among the Ayoreode of the Chaco, and the document looks at how the destruction has increased over the

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Verdens urbefolkninger - angår de oss?

Dette heftet fra IWGIA - Den internasjonale arbeidsgruppen for urbefolkningssaker - viser hvor viktige urbefolkningene er i spørsmål som angår menneskerettigheter, naturvern og miljø. Norge har selv en urbefolkning, samene. Norsk industri er sterkt engasjert i urbefolkningsområder. Norge blir

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Tourism: Manufacturing the Exotic

The objective of this document is to outline the relationship between tourism and cultural minorities. It aims to understand the nature of the relationship, to point out its most serious and harmful effects and to make known some of the survival strategies which cultural minorities employ.

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Indigenous survival among the Barí and Arhuaco: Strategies and perspectives

This document is a collection of articles and material comparing the problems and issues facing the Barí and Arhuaco nations of Venezuela and Columbia. Loss of lands from invading companies and colonists is contrasted with threats to their culture from missionaries. The document not only charts

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Self determination and Indigenous Peoples: Sámi Rights and Northern Perspectives

Self-determination is a fundamental right of indigenous peoples. Although frequently discussed from a theoretical basis, it is less often discussed from a practical and applied perspective. This document looks at self-determination from the position of the indigenous peoples of Sámiland,

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The Naga Nation and its Struggle against Genocide: A report compiled by IWGIA

This document is a general survey of the history and conditions of the Naga peoples who live in Nagaland on the borders of India and Burma. It is a collection of material from a variety of sources which an IWGIA editorial board has put together under guidance from several Nagas. Although the

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The Aché Indians: Genocide in Paraguay

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how the basic human rights described in the United Nations Charter of Human Rights are denied to the Aché (Guayaki ) Indians of Paraguay, not through indifference or neglect , but by a deliberate Government policy of genocide disguised as

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