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Knowledge generation is an important foundation for increasing understanding and for pushing for change. In this database, you can find all of our resources, which include books, manuals, briefings, human rights reports and urgent alerts. 

Arctic Environment: Indigenous Perspectives

Number of pages: 49
ISSN number: 0902-6266
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1991
Release month/day: jan-91
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 focal issue. The anti-hunting movement is an ongoing threat to the survival of indigenous peoples. A...
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Between the Spice of Life and the Melting Pot: Biodiversity Conservation and its Impact on Indigenous Peoples

Author: Andrew Gray
Number of pages: 74
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Release year: 1991
Release month/day: jan-91
When the survival of the rainfores is under discussion, the rights of indigenous peoples are too often ignored, treated as a low priority or relegated to the footnotes of glossy report. Indigenous peoples have demonstrated that they are the best conservers of their environment which they use and manage according to their own cultural premises. In addition indigenous peoples consider themselves ...
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Critical Issues in Native North America - Volume II

Number of pages: 198
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Canada, Canadá, United States of America, Estados Unidos
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1991
Release month/day: jan-91
This document, the second of two volumes, is a collection of articles concerning the problems and issues confronting the indigenous nations of North America. Loss of lands and resources at the hands of contemporary nation-states such as the U.S. and Canada, as well as cultural "assimilation" policies undertaken by these states, have placed Native North America in grave peril. Both the nature of ...
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Critical Issues in Native North America Volume I

Number of pages: 194
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Canada, Canadá, United States of America, Estados Unidos
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1989
Release month/day: jan-89
This document, the first of two volumes, is a collection of articles comparing the problems and issues facing the indigenous nations of North America. Loss of lands and resources at the hands of contemporary nation-states such as the U.S. and Canada, as well as cultural "assimilation" policies undertaken by these states, have placed Native North America in grave peril. Both the nature of the threa...
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Dam a River, Damn a People? Saami (Lapp) Livelihood and the Alta/Kautokeino Hydro-electric Project and the Norwegian Parliament

Author: Robert Paine
Number of pages: 107
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Norway, Noruega
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1982
Release month/day: jan-82
This document is an edited English version of a brief written for the Supreme Court of Norway with an added general introduction to the Saami, the Alta/Kautokeino project and the context of North Norway. The proposed Alta/Kautokeino hydro scheme brings the Saami world in Norway very close indeed to its 'to be or not to be'. The likely consequences are so encompassing. They affect sendentary as...
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Aboriginal Land Rights

Author: A. Barrie Pittock
Number of pages: 24
Country publication is about: Australia
Region publication is about: Oceania, Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 1973
Release month/day: jan-73
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Bibliography of the indigenous Problems and Policy of the Brazilian Amazon Region. 1957-1972

Author: René Fuerst
Number of pages: 44
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1972
Release month/day: jan-72
This publication is a bibliography of the Brazilian Amazon region covering the period from 1957-1972. The publication refers to the entire Brazilian Amazon region, however most of the publications mentioned deal with its southeastern part, the Northern Mato Grosso, Goiás and Southern Pará. This is due to the fact that at the time of writing the indigenous policy and its consequences was conce...
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Witness to Sovereignty: Essays on the Indian Movement in Latin America

Author: Stefano Varese
Number of pages: 302
ISBN number: 87-91563-21-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2006
Release month/day: jun-06
This book tells the story of the 30-year period during which "indigenous sovereignty" emerged from five centuries of banishment, first as an unauthorized and unspeakable taboo and then later as a major topic of national political contention. Varese is at once the author of this fascinating chronicle and a key player in the very process and transformations he narrates. Topics explored include deno...
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Eyes that Tell: Myths and Customs from Indigenous Amazonia Illustrated by its People

Author: Gredna Landolt
Number of pages: 164
ISBN number: 9972-2640-0-9
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2005
Release month/day: jun-05
Eyes that Tell is an anthology of myths and traditions narrated and superbly illustrated by members of eight indigenous peoples of Peruvian Amazonia: the Ashaninka, Shawi, Uitoto, Shipibo, Awajun, Wampis, Tikuna and Matsés. The narrators illustrate the extraordinary events that took place in ancient times (and that still take place today) in an equally extraordinary manner. In their illustrations...
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Indigenous Peoples and Local Government: Experiences from Malaysia and the Philippines

Author: Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA)
Number of pages: 115
ISBN number: 87-91563-06-2
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas, Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2005
Release month/day: jun-05
Engagement in mainstream political processes and seeking participation in local government is an option increasingly taken up by indigenous peoples in order to regain more control over their lives and their destiny. This volume presents the result of research on indigenous peoples' participation in local government in two Southeast Asian countries: the Philippines and Malaysia. The book compiles ...
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The Land Within: Indigenous Territory and the Perception of the Environment

Number of pages: 277
ISBN number: 87-91563-11-9
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2005
Release month/day: jun-05
By describing the fabric of relationships that indigenous peoples weave with their environment, this book attempts to define a more precise notion of indigenous territoriality. Beyond a natural environment from which they obtain the necessary natural resources for subsistence, the territory for indigenous peoples is a space made up of an intricate network of social ties which also interrelates wit...
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Indigenous Peoples in Isolation in the Peruvian Amazon

Author: Beatriz Huertas Castillo
Number of pages: 248
ISBN number: 87-90730-77-1
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2004
Release month/day: jun-04
This book offers a historical and anthropological perspective from which to understand the fragility of isolated indigenous groups in the face of contact with outside society. It helps us appreciate the importance, in terms of cultural and biological diversity, of safeguarding their territories for both their future and that of the human race. Drawing on scientific and legal principles, internati...
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Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Southern Africa

Number of pages: 278
ISBN number: 87-91563-08-9
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, South Africa, Sudáfrica
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2004
Release month/day: jun-04
This book is concerned with the first peoples (those people who are considered indigenous by themselves and others) of Southern Africa such as the San, the Nama and the Khoi, and their rights. It analyses the civil and political rights situation, assessing the extent to which these people benefit from such rights as compared to the wider society. The rights to land and to natural resources - or t...
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The Jharkhand Movement. Indigenous Peoples' Struggle for Autonomy in India

Author: R.D. Munda & S. Bosu Mullick
Number of pages: 383
ISBN number: 87-90730-72-0
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: India
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2003
Release month/day: jun-03
The volume contains the most significant articles and documents on the Jharkhand movement, the oldest of the autonomy movements in India, which as recently resulted in the formation of a separate state by the name Jharkhand. Leading social scientists and activists discuss from different angles the issues (dispossession from life supporting resources of land, forest, and water, and loss of cultura...
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Towards a New Millennium: Ten Years of the Indigenous Movement in Russia

Number of pages: 292
ISBN number: 87-90730-52-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Russia, Rusia
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 2002
Release month/day: jun-02
This book is a collection of articles written by indigenous leaders and politicians from all parts of Russia. The articles outline the history of indigenous peoples' struggle, events and conditions of the recent decade. The indigenous umbrella organisation in Russia, the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2000, an occasion for look...
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Racism against Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 336
ISBN number: 87-90730-46-1
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2001
Release month/day: jun-01
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 daily lives, which has far-reaching consequenses for their well-being and human rights situation. It ...
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The Other Word: Women and Violence in Chiapas Before and After Acteal

Number of pages: 151
ISBN number: 87-90730-43-7
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Mexico, México
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2001
Release month/day: jun-01
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 their analyses as well. The voices and feelings of women that were lost among the numbers, cronologies,...
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Heading Towards Extinction? Indigenous Rights in Africa: The Case of the Twa of the Kahuzi-Biega Naitonal Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Albert Kwokwo Barume
Number of pages: 143
ISBN number: 87-90730-31-3
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Democratic Republic of Congo, La República Democrática del Congo
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00
The book documents and discusses the case of the Twa, so-called pygmy people, of the Kahuzi-Biega forests, South Kivu Province in Eastern Congo. The particular case of the Twa of Kahuzi-Biega is presented in the African context as well as in the context of emerging and established international norms and principles of indigenous peoples rights. Heading Towards Extinction? is a plea for re...
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Indigenous Autonomy in Mexico

Number of pages: 196
ISBN number: 87-90730-19-4
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Mexico, México
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00
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 proposals relative to the issue of indigenous autonomy. Contributions to the process of construction of ...
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Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas in South and Southeast Asia. From Principles to Practice

Number of pages: 334
ISBN number: 87-90730-18-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: jun-00
This book compiles the insights, discussions and recommendations that were the outcome of the presentation of 12 case studies at a very productive and highly intensive conference in Kundasang, Malaysia, in December 1998. By focusing on case studies, the goal was to encourage a problem-solving approach which takes into account both the principles regarding indigenous peoples' involvement in the ...
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Land Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Author: Raikumari Chandra Roy
Number of pages: 231
ISBN number: 87-90730-29-1
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00
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 rights of the indigenous peoples and the different tools employed by successive administrations to exp...
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Life is not Ours Land and Human Rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh - Update 4

Author: Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission
Number of pages: 75
ISBN number: 87-90730-42-7
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00
From 1991 to 2000 the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission produced four reports on the situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts titled “Life is not Ours: Land and Human Rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts”. All four reports document gross human rights violations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and the last update also analyses the situation after a peace accord was signed in 1997 between the Go...
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About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

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