Witness to Sovereignty. Essays on the Indian Movement in Latin America

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Stefano Varese
Number of pages: 302
ISBN number: 87-91563-21-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2006
Release month / day: jun-06

Tags: Human rights

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 denouncing repression against indigenous peoples in international fora; working on international legal instruments for indigenous rights; a pioneering land titling program for indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon; innovative bilingual-transcultural education and "cultural worker" training in Oaxaca, plus work with transnational organizations of indigenous immigrants in California.

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