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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. 

Indigenous Survival among the Bari and Arhuaco: Strategies and Perspectives

Author: Robert Lizarralde, Stephen Beckermann and Peter Elsass
Number of pages: 77
Country publication is about: Colombia, Venezuela
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1987
Release month/day: apr-87
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 the differences in resistance strategies used by the Arhuacos and Barí but also the different perspect...
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Self-determination and Indigenous Peoples. Sami Rights and Northern Perspectives

Number of pages: 172
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1987
Release month/day: apr-87
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, Greenland and northern Canada and how they can fully express this right. The answers provided vary according t...
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The Aripuana Park and the Polonoroeste Programme

Author: Carmen Junquiera and Betty Mindlin
Number of pages: 101
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1987
Release month/day: apr-87
The Polonoroeste programme is a World Bank-funded colonisation project in central Brazil. This document looks at the indigenous peoples of the Aripuana Park which lies in the path of the development plan. The authors, anthropologists who have lived with the Cinta Larga and Surui Indians of the Park for many years, argue that the Programme is contributing to and exacerbating a situation which alrea...
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The Naga Nation and its Struggle against Genocide

Number of pages: 231
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: India, Nagalim
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1986
Release month/day: apr-86
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 book reflects no particular position within the Naga struggle, it draws different types of documentation in...
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Is God An American? An Anthropological Perspective on the Missionary Work of the Summer Institute of Linguistics

Number of pages: 192
ISBN number: 87-980717-2-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, México, Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1981
Release month/day: apr-81
The Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT)/Summer Institute of Lin­guistics (SIL), one of the largest missionary enterprises in the world, aims to bring »the Word« to the »Bibleless tribes«. In pursuit of converts, SIL missionaries have profoundly affected indigenous societies throughout the world. SIL's method of proselytising and its relationships with host countries have provoked many questions...
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I sold Myself, I was Bought

Author: Brigitte Símon, Barbara Riester & Jürgen Riester
Number of pages: 150
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Bolivia
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1980
Release month/day: apr-80
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The Yanoama in Brazil 1979

Author: Alcida R. Ramos & Kenneth I. Taylor
Number of pages: 170
ISSN number: 0105-4504
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1979
Release month/day: apr-79
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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

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