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Peru: A Chronicle of Deception. IWGIA Report 5

This report argues and demonstrates that the Peruvian government acted in bad faith by modifying the original proposal to create the Ichigkat Muja National Park agreed upon with the Awajún and Wampís indigenous communities of the District of El Cenepa, Department of Amazonas, Peru. The proposal

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The Indigenous World 2009

This yearbook contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and provides an overview of the most important developments in international and regional processes during 2008. Over 60 indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists

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Questions Autochtones 3-4/09 - Pastoralisme

Cette édition de Questions Autochtones se penche sur la situation de millions d’autochtones qui sont éleveurs nomades. Les éleveurs nomades ont des cultures uniques et gèrent leurs environnements difficiles d’une manière unique et productive. Cependant, les éleveurs nomades du monde entier sont

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Forceful Evictions of Pastoralists in Kilosa District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania

IWGIA has recently been informed by local partners in Tanzania that a government operation aimed at forcefully removing pastoralists from the Kilosa district in the Morogoro Region in southern Tanzania started on the 29.1.2009. The Tanzanian government wants to remove all pastoralists from

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Land, People and Politics: Contest over Tribal Land in Northeast India

Land is the centre of most conflicts in Northeast India because of its importance in the life of the people of the region, particularly its tribal communities. It is also the resource most under attack, in the tribal areas in particular. This book is an attempt to understand the processes that

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Colombia: The Case of the Naya. IWGIA Report 2

The violations of the fundamental rights of the black, indigenous and peasant farmer population of the Colombian Pacific, regarded by all the armed forces, both regular and irregular, as the “collateral damage” of any armed conflict, may have objectives of their own, independent of the

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Frontier Encounters. Indigenous Communities and Settlers in Asia and Latin America

Poverty and the maldistribution of land in core areas of developing countries, together with state schemes for the colonization of unruly frontiers, have forced indigenous peoples and settlers into an uneasy co-existence. Presenting material from various Asian and Latin American countries,

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The Indigenous World 2008

Available as book and CD. This Yearbook covers the period January-December 2007 and provides an update on the state of affairs of indigenous peoples worldwide through country reports covering most of the indigenous world and updated information on the international and regional processes...

Indigenous Affairs 4/08

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Indigenous Affairs 3/07 - Migration

The theme of this issue of Indigenous Affairs is Migration. Editor: Alejandro Parellada (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....

Language of the Land: The Mapuche in Argentina and Chile

This is the first book in English to examine the contemporary Mapuche: their culture, their struggle for autonomy within the modern-day nation state, their religion, language and distinct identity. Leslie Ray looks back over the history of relations between the Mapuche and the Argentine and

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Chittagong Hill Tracts White Paper. The Issues of Conflict, Human Rights, Development, and Land of the Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh 2003-2006. First English version, 10 February 2009

Over the years, a number of international NGOs such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission, Survival International and Amnesty International, as well as UN bodies such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights have

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The Indigenous World 2007

This Yearbook covers the period January-December 2006 and provides an update on the state of affairs of indigenous peoples worldwide through:

  • Region and Country reports covering most of the indigenous world.
  • Updated information on the international and regional
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Indigenous Affairs 4/06 - Logging and Indigenous Peoples

The theme for this edition of Indigenous Affairs focuses on logging. It brings articles documenting the threats of logging to the livelihoods of indigenous peoples as well as examples of innovative approaches that seek to respect the rights of indigenous peoples.

In Hindi: Indigenous Affairs 3/07

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Povos Indígenas em Isolamento Voluntário ou em Contato Inicial na Amazônia e no Gran Chaco. Atas do Seminario Regional sobre os povos indígenas isolados ou em contato inicial da Amazônia e do Gran Chaco Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 20-22 de novembro de 2006

O presente livro reúne as apresentações relizadas durante o "Seminário Regional sobre Povos Indígenas Isolados ou em Contato Inicial da Amazônia e do Gran Chaco", ocorrido em Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolívia), de 20 a 22 de Novembro de 2006. Com a celebração desse seminário, a publicação de

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Negotiating Autonomy. Case Studies on Philippine Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights

This book is based on some of the presentations made at the 2005 National Conference on Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights held in Quezon City, The Philippines. At its core are four case studies of different indigenous groups from various parts of the country; the Kankana-ey and Bago of the

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Indigenous Affairs 2-3/06 - Arctic Oil and Gas Development

This thematic issue of Indigenous Affairs examines some of the major oil and gas development projects that affect the lives and lands of indigenous peoples throughout the Circumpolar North, highlighting indigenous perspectives and concerns over such development. The contributors explore the

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Tribal Land Alienation in Northeast India: Laws and Land Relations

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This booklet is based on a project Tribal Land Alienation in Northeast India sponsored by the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). Its objective is to bring together indigenous (tribal) leaders, activists and
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The Indigenous World 2006

This Yearbook covers the period January-December 2005 and provides an update on the state of affairs of indigenous peoples worldwide.

Thanks to the contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists, The Indigenous World 2006 gives an overview of crucial

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In Hindi: Indigenous Affairs 1/06

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The Indigenous World 2005

This Yearbook covers the period January-December 2004. IWGIA's Yearbook is issued every year in May. Its purpose is to provide an update on the state of affairs of indigenous peoples worldwide.

Thanks to the contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists, The

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Indigenous Affairs 4/04 - Land Rights: A Key Issue

This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the issue of land rights Contents: Editorial - by Marianne Wiben Jensen Governance, the Territorial Approach and Indigenous Peoples - by Pedro García Hierro Securing Land Tenure Rights for Cambodia's Indigenous Communities - by Jeremy Ironside Titling

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The Indigenous World 2004

This Yearbook covers the period January-December 2003. As from this year, IWGIA's Yearbook will be issued every year in May. Its purpose is to provide an update on the state of affairs of indigenous peoples around the world. Thanks to the contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous

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The Indigenous World 2002-2003

With contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists, The Indigenous World 2002-2003 gives an overview of crucial developments in 2002 and early 2003 that have impacted on the indigenous peoples of the world. This year's edition includes two new regions: the

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Indigenous Affairs 3-4/02 - Indigenous Peoples in Urban Areas

This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the effect of urbanisation on indigenous peoples and communities. Editorial: Indigenous Peoples and Urbanisation by Jens Dahl & Marianne Jensen Africa:The Living and working conditions of urban-based indigenous peoples by Johnson ole Kaunga Tribal

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The Indigenous World 2001-2002

With contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists, the 2001-2002 Indigenous World presents an overview of crucial developments in 2001 and early 2002 that have impacted on indigenous peoples.

The issue contains:

Region and country reports that cover

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Indigenous Affairs 2/01 - Militarization

The attempts by indigenous peoples to assert their unique identity and rights to self-determination often results in military repression and persecution. This issue of Indigenous Affairs examines these problems on a global scale. Out of print! Contents: Editorial Militarization and Human Rights

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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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In Swahili: Wenyeji Asilia Katika Afrika Mashariki, Kati Na Kusini

The book is a compilation of contributions from the conference on hunter-gatherers and pastoralists in Arusha, Tanzania in 1999.

First published in Indigenous Affairs 2/99. Translated from English.

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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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Voix africaines. Pasteurs nomades et chasseurs-cueilleurs en Afrique sub-saharienne

Les textes réunis ici ont fait l'objet de communications à la "Conférence des peuples indigènes d'Afrique orientale, centrale et méridionale" organisée par le Forum des ONG des pasteurs indigènes (PINGO Forum) et IWGIA à Arusha, Tanzanie, en janvier 1999. Cette conférence a contribué à

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Land Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

The book describes the struggle of the indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts region in south-eastern Bangladesh to regain control over their ancestral land and resource rights. From sovereign nations to to the limited autonomy of today, the report details the legal basis of the land

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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 Hadzabe of Tanzania: Land and Human Rights for a Hunter-Gatherer Community

In recent years the situation of the Hadzabe of Tanzania has become a cause of concern for a number of human rights organizations, development agents and individuals who have observed the ongoing marginalisation and erosion of land rights of this group of African hunter-gatherers. The document

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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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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 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.

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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Indigenous Peoples: Environment and Development

The book is a compilation of the proceedings of the conference of the same title held in May 1995 in Zürich, Switzerland, supplemented by a few other relevant articles on the issue. The authors of the articles are well known environmentalists, indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and

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'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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People in Between

Madang Province, Papua New Guinea - an area of tropical rainforest. With the proliferation of transnational timber companies, "development" has come to the area. Papua New Guinea's more than 700 societies have now become dependent on commercial logging. This document deals with one such project

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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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The Anatomy of a Land Invasion Scheme in Yekuana Territory, Venezuela

This publication documents the Parú-Cacuri invasion on the basis of newspaper reports, and documents submitted to various official authorities. This is done to substantiate the Yekuana viewpoint regarding the significance of their land, and to out line their own attitude toward the development

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