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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. 

Nunavut - Inuit Regain Control of their Lands and their Lives

Number of pages: 223
ISBN number: 87-90730-34-8
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Canada, Canadá, Inuit Canada, Canada Inuit
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00
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 Nunavut's autonomous life, the authors provide a clear and accurate account of a remarkable political process. ...
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The Hadzabe of Tanzania: Land and Human Rights for a Hunter-Gatherer Community

Author: Andrew Madsen
Number of pages: 96
ISBN number: 87-90730-26-7
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00
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 provides background information and experiences of the Hadzabe with government and development agents,...
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The Orang Asli and the Contest for Resources. Indigenous Politics, Development and Identity in Peninsular Malaysia

Author: Colin Nicholas
Number of pages: 285
ISBN number: 87-90730-15-1
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00
The book traces the history of the indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia from early times to the present; from when the Orang Asli were an independent and autonomous people, to a situation where others are seeking to control their lives today. The Orang Asli and the Contest for Resources argues that development programmes and policies for the Orang Asli, cloaked in a policy of assimilation an...
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Saami Parliamentary Co-Operation. An Analysis

Author: John B. Henriksen
Number of pages: 100
ISBN number: 87-90730-11-9 
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Norway, Noruega, Sweden, Suecia
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-99
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 chapters contain a large part of the content of the total report, since knowledge about the past is necessar...
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The Rights of the Indigenous Peoples and Maroons in Suriname

Author: Ellen Rose Kambel and Fergus MacKay
Number of pages: 206
ISBN number: 87-90730-17-8
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Suriname, Surinam
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-99
The book describes and analyses the Surinamese legal system as it relates to the rights of indigenous peoples and Maroons. The rights of these peoples have not been systematically addressed in this context before, nor have they ever been the subjects of extensive academic research. The book provides a good starting point for discussions of the rights of indigenous peoples and Maroons, hopefully l...
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East Timor: Occupation and Resistance

Number of pages: 288
ISBN number: 87-984110-7-1
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: East Timor, Timor Oriental , Indonesia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
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 where a regional superpower, Indonesia, has violently occupied and annexed the territory of the indigeno...
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Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: A Handbook on the UN System

Author: Florence Roulet
Number of pages: 176
ISBN number: 87-90730-07-0
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-98
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 the suspicion which some people hold towards the organisation whilst moderating the exaggerated optim...
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Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity Conservation in Latinamerica. From Principles to practice

Number of pages: 304
ISBN number: 87-984110-5-5
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
The book is the result of a conference held in Pucallpa, Peru, where representatives from indigenous organizations, environmentalists and independent experts met to discuss different methods for managing the protected areas of Latin America. This is a particularly important issue for the region given that 80% of Latin America's protected areas are inhabited by indigenous peoples. The meeting disc...
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Indigenous Women: The Right to a Voice

Number of pages: 328
ISBN number: 87-98-4110-6-3
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
"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 Oceania. The document gives a vivid picture of the many different realities and problems indigenous women a...
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Liberation through Land Rights in the Peruvian Amazon

Author: Pedro García Hierro, Søren Hvalkof & Andrew Gray
Number of pages: 220
ISBN number: 87-90730-05-4
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
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 project, describing the conditions of slavery to which the indigenous peoples of Ucayali were subjected. In...
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Enslaved Peoples in the 1990s. Indigenous Peoples, Dept Bondage and Human Rights

Number of pages: 224
ISBN number: 0900-918-40-3
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
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 Paraguay are revealed. The enslaved peoples are often tropical rainforest dwellers or mountain hill tribes. I...
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Honour Bound: Onion Lake and the Spirit of Treaty Six. The International Validity of Treaties with Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 127
ISBN number: 87-980717-7-7
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Canada, Canadá
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
When the United Nations approved the Study on Treaties, Agreements and other Constructive Arrangements between States and Indigenous Peoples in May 1989, Treaty Six Chiefs invited the Special Rapporteur, Miguel Alfonso Martínez, to attend an Elders and Treaty Six Chiefs' meeting. The meeting was not an attempt to make a historical reconstruction. It was a spiritual and descriptive re-creation of...
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Indigenous Heritage and Self-Determination. The Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Tony Simpson
Number of pages: 232
ISBN number: 87-984110-0-4
ISSN number: 0108-9927
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
This book aims to examine and critically analyse the possible legal mechanisms and processes which could be used by indigenous peoples in the protection and management of their cultural and intellectual property. This IWGIA document studies the historic and legal context in which the debate on the rights of indigenous peoples has developed and analyses mechanisms such as the Convention on Biologi...
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Indigenous Peoples: Environment and Development

Number of pages: 359
ISBN number: 87-984110-2-0
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
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 activists like Pedro Garcia Hierro, Prasert Trakansuphakon, Darell A. Posey, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Sona Jharia Min...
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Indigenous Peoples, Forests and Biodiversity

Number of pages: 197
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1996
Release month/day: apr-96
This volume brings together the main statements and interventions made by the International Alliance of Indigenous-Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests at various international fora. The statements constitute a pooling of indigenous peoples’ views and experiences from all around the tropics and have been shaped by our millennial association with our traditional territories. Our first acknowled...
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Kalahari Communities: Bushmen and the Politics of the Environment in Southern Africa

Author: Robert Hitchcock
Number of pages: 101
ISBN number: 87-90730-90-1
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zimbabue
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 1996
Release month/day: apr-96
The data and conclusions presented in this volume were drawn from a series of research and consultancy projects carried out in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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Vines that won't bind: Indigenous peoples in Asia - Proceedings of Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Number of pages: 224
ISBN number: 978-87-90730-89-5
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1996
Release month/day: apr-96
This book is a compilation of proceedings from a Conference on Indigenous Peoples in South and Southeast Asia. Contents feature chapters on: The Concept of Indigenous Peoples in Asia; Juridical Rights and the Relation with the State and the Non-Indigenous Populations; Indigenous Movements and Forms of Organisation; Perspectives on the Future and conclusions from the conference. The conference was...
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The Explosion of Communities in Chiapas

Author: J. Nash, G.A. Collier, R.A. Hernández Castillo, K. Sullivan, M.E. Santana E., C.M. Kovic, M-O Marion, H. Bellinghausen
Number of pages: 144
Country publication is about: Mexico, México
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1995
Release month/day: apr-95
This document is concerned with the transformations within Chiapas Mayan communities that make processes of change visible. The focus is the period from 1974 when the first hemispheric congress of indigenous people took place in San Cristobal de las Casas, to the Zapatista uprising and the turbulent forces released by it. It takes into account the continuities and disjunctures in community organiz...
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The Twa of Rwanda

Author: Jerome Lewis & Judy Knight
Number of pages: 112
Country publication is about: Rwanda, Ruanda
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 1995
Release month/day: apr-95
Assessment of the situation of the Twa and promotion of Twa rights in post-war Rwanda.
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Hawai'i. Return to Nationhood

Author: Ulla Hasager & Jonathan Friedman
Number of pages: 329
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Country publication is about: United States of America, Estados Unidos
Region publication is about: Oceania, Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 1994
Release month/day: apr-94
IWGIA has published over the years on developments in Hawai 'i, with pieces by some of the contributors to the present document. This is the firs t full fledged attempt to present the Hawaiian situation to the international community. It covers both the his tory of Hawai 'i, the general situation today and a number of case studies documenting but a few of the many struggles that are taking place. ...
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Indigenous Peoples' Experiences with Self-Government

Number of pages: 215
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1994
Release month/day: apr-94
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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Never drink from the same cup. Proceedings of the conference on Indigenous Peoples in Africa

Number of pages: 326
ISBN number: 978-87-90730-96-3
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 1993
Release month/day: apr-93
The present volume contains the papers that came out of a con­ference on "The Question of Indigenous Peoples in Africa" jointly organised by The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and the Centre for Development Research (CDR) in Co­penhagen. It is not the intention that the papers contained in this volume provide an exhaustive tour of indigenous groups of people in Africa o...
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Roads, Indians and Environment in the Amazon: From Central Brazil to the Pacific

Author: Mauro Leonel
Number of pages: 155
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1992
Release month/day: apr-92
This document conatains an unedited work of high scientific value on the consequences of the contruction of the Amazonian highways on indigenous populations, non-indigenous people who also use the Amazon and on the environment.
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Indigenous Peoples of the Soviet North

Number of pages: 57
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Country publication is about: Russia, Rusia
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1990
Release month/day: apr-90
In the last few days of March 1990 indigenous peoples of the Russian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic met in the Kremlin to establish their first country-wide association. This document is from, and about, this meeting which resulted in the establishment of the "Association of the Small Indigenous Peoples of the Soviet North"
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Indigenous Women on the Move

Number of pages: 107
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1990
Release month/day: apr-90
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, indigenous women share a common situation, that of being the object of threefold oppression: the oppression by ...
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People in Between

Number of pages: 83
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Country publication is about: Papua New Guinea, Papua Nueva Guinea
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1990
Release month/day: apr-90
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 - the Kumil Timber Project. In contrast to other areas of tropical rainforest, land and resources are i...
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Ethnocide: Mission Accomplished

Author: Ticio Escobar
Number of pages: 61
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Paraguay, Paraguay
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1989
Release month/day: apr-89
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 last thirty years. The author places the work of the NTM ia a historical context stretching back to the time...
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