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International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)


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The Indigenous World 2001/2002

The Indigenous World 2001/2002

1st Edition

By Diana Vinding
January 01, 2002

This book stands alone in its comprehensive presentation of current information affecting indigenous peoples in different regions throughout the world. With contributions from both indigenous as well as non-indigenous scholars and activists, it provides an overview of recent developments that have ...

Racism Against Indigenous Peoples

Racism Against Indigenous Peoples

1st Edition

Edited By Suhas Chakma, Marianne Jensen
July 01, 2001

Racism Against Indigenous Peoples documents and analyzes the many forms of racism that indigenous peoples all over the world are still facing at the beginning of the new millennium. Although many national constitutions prohibit racial discrimination, indigenous peoples are facing pervasive racial ...

Challenging Politics Indigenous Peoples' Experiences with Political Parties and Elections

Challenging Politics: Indigenous Peoples' Experiences with Political Parties and Elections

1st Edition

By Kathrin Wessendorf
April 01, 2001

Indigenous peoples all over the world find themselves part of political systems that are not their own but created and defined by governments with alien rules and led by politicians. Over the last centuries, indigenous peoples have gained experience in dealing with these imposed systems of politics...

Land Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Land Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

1st Edition

By Rajkumari Chandra Roy
September 01, 2000

Little is know about the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh (CHT), an area of approximately 5,089 square miles in southeastern Bangladesh. It is inhabited by indigenous peoples, including the Bawm, Sak, Chakma, Khumi Khyang, Marma, Mru, Lushai, Uchay (also called Mrung, Brong, Hill Tripura), ...

Indigenous Autonomy in Mexico

Indigenous Autonomy in Mexico

1st Edition


February 01, 2000

This important collection of essays is compulsory reading for all those who wish to gain a better understanding of the dynamic processes of change which Mexico and its indigenous peoples have undergone. The book relates different experiences and makes various proposals relative to the issue of ...

The Hadzabe of Tanzania Land and Human Rights for a Hunter-gatherer Community

The Hadzabe of Tanzania: Land and Human Rights for a Hunter-gatherer Community

1st Edition

By Andrew Madsen
January 01, 2000

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. This book ...

Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples A Handbook on the UN System

Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: A Handbook on the UN System

1st Edition

By Florencia Roulet
January 01, 1999

A collection of fundamental information on the possibilities and limitations of the United Nations action in the field of human rights. The book gives detailed description of the existing international mechanisms for prevention and compensation of serious violations of the fundamental rights ...

Saami Parliamentary Co-Operation An Analysis

Saami Parliamentary Co-Operation: An Analysis

1st Edition

By John B Henriksen
January 01, 1999

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 ...

Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America

Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America

1st Edition

By Allejandro Parellada, Andrew Gray, Hellen Newing
January 01, 1998

In 1996 the UK-based Forest Peoples' Programme (FPP) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in Denmark decided to join forces with indigenous organisations and pool their experiences, in order to analyse different priorities of conservation and indigenous rights movements ...

Liberation through Land Rights in the Peruvian Amazon

Liberation through Land Rights in the Peruvian Amazon

1st Edition

By Pedro Garcia Hierro, Soren Hvalkof, Andrew Gray
January 01, 1998

Ucayalai is on of the provinces of the Peruvian Amazon whose economy is based on the extraction of natural resources. Indigenous peoples, in Ucayali as in other parts of the world, consider the demarcation and titling of their territories to be one of their principle demands. In the case of Ucayali...

Enslaved Peoples in the 1990s Indigenous Peoples, Debt Bondage and Human Rights

Enslaved Peoples in the 1990s: Indigenous Peoples, Debt Bondage and Human Rights

1st Edition


December 01, 1997

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 ...

Honour Bound: Onion Lake and the Spirit of Treaty Six The International Validity of Treaties with Indigenous Peoples

Honour Bound: Onion Lake and the Spirit of Treaty Six: The International Validity of Treaties with Indigenous Peoples

1st Edition

By Florencia Roulet
January 01, 1997

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 Special Rapporteur Miguel Alfonso-Martinez to attend an Elders and Treaty Six Chiefs' meeting. The Chiefs wanted ...

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