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What is REDD+? A guide for Indigenous Communities - 3rd Edition

Publisher: AIPP, IWGIA & Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)
Number of pages: 120
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-22-7
Release year: 2012
This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples. As a guidebook for communities, the content is simplified and accompanied by illustrations and photos fo...
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The Forest is Life: Knowledge for Communities

Publisher: AIPP & IWGIA
Number of pages: 26
Release year: 2012
Climate change is a commonly discussed issue nowadays and has become an environmental problem-affecting people throughout the world. Climate change is resulting in shifting weather patterns and other global effects such as unseasonal rains that affect agriculture, droughts, increased temperatures, floods, plagues and diseases. Global warming is mainly the result of rising CO2 level in the earth...
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Manual on Basic Financial Management for Indigenous Peoples' Organizations in Asia

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 126
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This manual on basic financial management is the fifth of a series of training resource materials developed by the indigenous Learning Institute for Community Empowerment (ILI) under the Regional Capacity Building Programme of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). The Manual was drafted in response to the need of AIPP members and partners to build their skills in financial management and admini...
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Community Organising training manual

Publisher: AIPP & Partners Of Community Organisations (PACOS TRUST)
Number of pages: 254
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This manual is based on the experience of providing community organising training in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Peninsular Malaysia for which PACOS Trust (a local organisation in Sabah, Malaysia) provided the COT Manual 2005 as a resource book for the training through the Indigenous Community Organising and Leadership Training (ICOLT) project of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundat...
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Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 138
Publication language: English
Release year: 2012
This Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government is meant for indigenous elders, leaders, organizers, and indigenous peoples' representatives in government, who desire to be of service to the interest of indigenous peoples. The manual aims to build and strengthen the capacity of indigenous elders in Asia to lead their communities during contemporary times, wherein indigeno...
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Learn and exercise your rights: A simplified version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 32
Release year: 2013
This booklet presents in a simple and illustrative manner, the collective rights of indigenous peoples as contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is intended as an educational tool for communities to understand indigenous peoples' rights and to know what they can do to promote and protect their rights. While indigenous peoples are five perc...
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Leadership training for indigenous peoples

Publisher: AIPP, IWGIA & CPA
Number of pages: 210
Release year: 2011
This leadership training (LT) manual is intended to build the capacity of indigenous peoples’leaders, communities and organizations to lead and manage their organizations. The trainingfocuses on leadership principles and organizational management.It provides knowledge and skills needed by indigenous peoples in leading and running their organizations. It also includes skills on advocacy for the r...
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Overview of the State of Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 20
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
Release month / day: May
Two-thirds of the approximate 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are in Asia, enriching the region’s enormous cultural and linguistic diversity. They have strong cultural attachment to and livelihood dependence on land, forests and waters, and the natural resources therein. They have unique collective historical connections with, and ownership of their territories that have continuou...
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Rights in Action. Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 8
Publication language: English
Release year: 2013
Release month / day: Mar-01
The comic book and video explain the basis of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), a mechanism and a process wherein indigenous peoples undertake their collective decision on matters that affects them. Our partner Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP) has increasingly published innovative material on indigenous issues as comic books and animation videos translated into local languages...
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A Training Manual on Advocacy, Lobbying and Negotiation Skills for Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change and REDD+

Publisher: AIPP & IWGIA
Number of pages: 97
ISBN number: 978-616-91258-7-7
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
Indigenous peoples assert that rights cannot be compromised and have recognized the need to strengthen existing skills and capacities for lobbying and advocacy. This manual aims to fulfill this need and seeks to develop a new generation of indigenous leaders who can advocate for indigenous peoples in climate change negotiations, including REDD+ processes. Indigenous peoples have proactively engage...
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Imperatives for REDD+ Sustainability: Non-Carbon Benefits, local and indigenous peoples

Publisher: IBIS, CARE, IWGIA and Forests of the World
Author: By Søren Hvalkof
Number of pages: 27
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú , Nicaragua, Tanzania, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Filipinas, Vietnam, China, Madagascar
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2013
This paper focuses on the importance of Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+ delivered by indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities. Through three case studies it exemplifies how indigenous peoples and local communities contribute to REDD+ by delivering specific Non-Carbon Benefits. The cases show that the performance of indigenous peoples and local communities is an essential and indispensi...
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Suicídio adolescente em povos indígenas

Publisher: UNICEF & IWGIA
Number of pages: 220
ISBN number: 978-85-64377-19-6
Publication language: Portugués
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil, Colombia, Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2014
Este trabalho foi resultado de um estudo interdisciplinar e intercultural realizado para o UNICEF que tinha o objetivo de fazer uma primeira analise dos casos de suicídio indígena na America Latina. Resolveu-se escolher três casos paradigmáticos de estudo por várias razões: 1-ser de caráter intercultural e para isso necessariamente teria que haver a participação dos jovens indígenas 2-te...
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Estudos Sobre os Awá: Caçadores-Coletores em Transição

Publisher: IWGIA y EDUFMA
Author: Almudena Hernando y Elizabeth Maria Beserra Coelho
Number of pages: 347
ISBN number: 978-85-7862-338-8
Publication language: Portugués
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2013
Os Awá-Guajá são um dos últimos grupos caçadores-coletores do planeta. Embora ainda existam alguns Awá não contatados, sua maior parte vive em quatro “Terras Indígenas” sob a proteção da FUNAI (Fundação Nacional do Índio) no estado do Maranhão (Brasil) Isto, no entanto, não impede que sejam acossados por invasões de madeireiros ilegais, que reduzem a mobilidade e a possibilidad...
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Report on the State of Pastoralists´Human Rights in Tanzania

Publisher: PAICODEO
Author: PAICODEO
Number of pages: 98
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2014
Pastoralists in Tanzania are suffering from many human rights violations, including forced evictions from their lands. This report gives a comprehensive analysis of the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Tanzania, and documents cases of human rights violations against Maasai pastoralists during 2011. The information contained in this report is a result of a comprehensive survey an...
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Lost Lands? (Land) Rights of the San in Botswana and the legal concept of indigeneity in Africa

Publisher: IWGIA and LIT
Author: Manuela Zips-Mairitsch
Number of pages: 431
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-35-7
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2013
Release month / day: January
In this book, the author processes the detailed descriptions of a land rights dispute in Botswana in such a way that its instructive relevance for fundamental questions of intercultural justice becomes obvious. The case of the present book is the High Court of Botswana’s decision of the case Sesana v. the Attorney General in late 2006. The case of Sesana v. the Attorney General In this case, 215...
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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact

Publisher: IPES - IWGIA
Author: Dinah Shelton, Antenor Vaz, Beatriz Huertas Castillo, Carlos Camacho Nassar, Luis Jesús Bello, Paola Colleoni, José Proaño, Dany Mahecha R. (ed.), Carlos Eduardo Franky C. (ed.) and the Unión de Nativos Ayoreo de Paraguay and Iniciativa Amotodie
Number of pages: 264
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-32-6
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Bolivia, Brazil, Brasil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Paraguay , Venezuela, Chaco
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2013
This book offers a detailed insight into the situation of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation in South America. It looks into the threats and challenges that indigenous peoples face and offers a rich source of demographic and ethnographic information regarding indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact. Who are indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation? It is estimated tha...
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The Indigenous World 2013

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Compilation and editing: Cæcilie Mikkelsen
Number of pages: 531
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-33-3
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: World
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD
Release year: 2013
Release month / day: May
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 2012. In 67 articles, indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists provide their insight and knowledge to the book with country reports covering most of the indigenous...
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Malaysian Indigenous Youth in the City

Publisher: COAC - IWGIA
Number of pages: 92
ISBN number: 978-983-43248-9-6
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This collection of photos is part of a project that aims at raising awareness about and creating understanding for the situation of indigenous youth living in cities by offering young indigenous city dwellers a virtual and visual forum for intercontinental and intergenerational exchange. The participants of the project received training in digital photography. The idea was to give them a tool to ...
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Povos indígenas em isolamento voluntário e contato inicial nas Américas: Recomendações para o respeito integral a seus direitos humanos

Publisher: CIDH, IWGIA, OEA
Author: Prepared by Relatoria sobre os Direitos dos Povos Indígenas da Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos
Number of pages: 88
ISBN number: 978-0-8270-6327-3
Publication language: Portugués
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Financially supported by: IWGIA
Release year: 2013
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International Expert Workshop on the World Heritage Convention and Indigenous Peoples

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Stefan Disko and Helen Tugendhat
Number of pages: 67
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Denmark, Dinamarca
Region publication is about: Europe, Europa
Release year: 2013
Release month / day: 2013
In 2012 UNESCO and the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention celebrated the Convention’s 40th anniversary through a series of activities, events and thematic workshops around the world, the outcomes of which are meant to “feed the reflection on the future of the Convention”. The theme of the anniversary was “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communitie...
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Proceedings - First Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD, 11-12 February 2013

Publisher: IFAD & IWGIA
Number of pages: 56
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: International; internacional
Financially supported by: Canadian International Development Agency, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IWGIA
Release year: 2013
This report summarizes the first global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD. This brief text cannot provide a verbatim account of the Forum deliberations or do justice to the wealth of comments and insights, experiences and stories that were shared. Rather, the report provides an overview of the main messages conveyed, the key topics discussed, the recommendations put forward by ind...
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Mining the WOMB of the Earth: Struggles of Indigenous Women against destructive mining

Publisher: AIPP
Number of pages: 20
Publication language: English
Release year: 2013
This publication is a collection of stories of struggle of some indigenous women in Asia who directly face the negative impacts of mining. These testimonies have been shared earlier in the following fora: National Consultation Workshop on ASEAN Mechanisms, Corporate Social Responsibilities and Indigenous Peoples, Baguio City, Philippines, 13- 14 November 2010 National Consultation Workshop on...
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La déclaration des droits des peuples autochtones: Genèse, enjeux et perspectives de mise en œuvre

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Sous la direction de Claire Charters et Rodolfo Stavenhagen
Number of pages: 396
ISBN number: 978-2-336-30514-1
Publication language: French
Country publication is about: International; internacional
Region publication is about: International; internacional
Release year: 2013
L’adoption de la Déclaration des droits des peuples autochtones par l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies, le 13 septembre 2007, fut un événement très attendu par l’ensemble des organisations autochtones dont les représentants avaient participé à sa négociation durant plus de vingt ans. Elle fut célébrée par le nouveau Secrétaire général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon qui y vit «...
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Silent Sacrifice - Girl-child beading in the Samburu Community of Kenya

Publisher: Samburu Womens Trust and IWGIA
Number of pages: 43
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
This report describes pilot research conducted by the Samburu Women Trust (SWT), formerly known as SWEEDO), a community based organization located in Nanyuki, Kenya. The research focused on a practice known as “beading,” which can be briefly described as a community-sanctioned, non-marital sexual relationship between Samburu men in the “warrior” age group, and young Samburu girls who are n...
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Note technique par pays sur les populations autochtones - République du Niger

Publisher: FIDA & IWGIA
Number of pages: 172
Publication language: French
Country publication is about: Niger, Níger
Region publication is about: Africa; Afrique
Release year: 2013
Release month / day: Feb-01
La République du Niger a une population multi-ethnique, parmi laquelle, les Touareg, les Peulh et les Toubou s‘auto-identifient comme autochtones. La notion de peuples autochtones n‘est pas reconnue au Niger mais ces trois groupes ethniques emploient le concept « autochtone » dans son sens moderne analytique dans une tentative d‘attirer l‘attention sur les formes particulières de discr...
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Rapport du Groupe de Travail de la Commission Africaine sur les Populations Communautés Autoctones. Séminaire Régional de Sensibilisation aux Droits des Populations/Communautés Autochtones en Afrique Centrale et de l'Est, 22 au 25 août 2011, Brazzaville,

Publisher: CADHP et IWGIA
Number of pages: 53
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-30-2
Publication language: French
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères du Danemark et du Ministère des affaires étrangères de la Norvège
Release year: 2012
Cette publication donne un aperçu des présentations faites lors du séminaire régional de sensibilisation organisé par le Groupe de travail de la Commission africaine sur les populations/communautés autochtones en République du Congo du 22 au 25 août 2011. Un des objectifs de ce séminaire était d’informer les acteurs clés d’Afrique centrale et de l’est sur l’approche de la Commis...
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Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities. Regional Sensitization Seminar on the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Central and East Africa, 22 to 25 August 2011, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Publisher: ACHPR & IWGIA
Number of pages: 49
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-30-2
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2012
This publication gives an overview of the presentations made at the regional sensitization seminar organized by the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in the republic of Congo on 22 to 25 August 2011. One of the objectives of the seminar was to inform key stakeholders from East and Central Africa on the African Commission’s approach to promoting the rights...
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Pitfalls and Pipelines. Indigenous peoples and extractive industries

Publisher: Tebtebba, IWGIA and Piplinks
Number of pages: 446
ISBN number: 978-879-27861-8-0
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
The surviving lands of indigenous peoples include many of the most vulnerable and threatened ecosystems on our planet. Indigenous peoples have always made clear that they are culturally, spiritually, and economically interlinked with those lands. They, however, continue to suffer abuse of their rights, because of the desecration of these ecosystems that they hold sacred. Nowhere is this more keenl...
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