Indigenous survival among the Barí and Arhuaco: Strategies and perspectives

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Robert Lizarralde, Stephen Beckermann and Peter Elsass
Number of pages: 77
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Colombia, Venezuela
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1987
Release month / day: apr-87

Tags: Land rights, Climate, Human rights

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 perspectives of those who describe them.

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