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Development and Ethnocide Colonial Practices in the Andaman Islands

Development and Ethnocide: Colonial Practices in the Andaman Islands

1st Edition

By Sita Venkateswar
January 01, 2004

This book is an ethnographic account of colonialism in the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal, India. It examines the links between colonialism and development under British and Indian administrations, and analyses how the different indigenous groups (the Andamanese, the Onge, the Jarawa and the ...

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

1st Edition

By Lola Garcia-Alix
April 01, 2003

This volume continues a tradition established in 1998 to prioritize the dissemination of information and analysis on indigenous issues. This handbook provides basic information on the nature of the new UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.Lola Garcia-Alix is the human rights coordinator of the ...

Towards a New Millennium

Towards a New Millennium

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Kohler, Kathrin Wessendorf
July 01, 2002

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, indigenous peoples in Russia started to organize and a movement emerged that has achieved many developments. The indigenous umbrella organization in Russia, the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), celebrated its tenth anniversary ...

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 ...

The Indigenous World 2000/2001

The Indigenous World 2000/2001

1st Edition

By Bolbech Annette
July 01, 2001

The Indigenous World 2000-2001 details the most crucial developments that have recently affected indigenous peoples in the different regions of the world. With contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists, the book provides an overview of the current situation and crucial...

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...

The Other Word Women and Violence in Chiapas Before and After Acteal

The Other Word: Women and Violence in Chiapas Before and After Acteal

1st Edition

Edited By Rosalva Aida Castillo
January 01, 2001

On December 22nd 1997, 32 women and 13 men in the los Naranjos encampment for displaced people in the community of Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico, were assassinated by heavily armed men. Various human rights organisations wrote detailed reports of the massacre and different media organisations produced ...

Heading Towards Extinction? Indigenous Rights in Africa the Case of the TWA of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

Heading Towards Extinction? Indigenous Rights in Africa: the Case of the TWA of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

1st Edition

By Alberto Kwokwo Barume
December 01, 2000

Heading Towards Extinction documents and discusses the case of the Twa, so-called "pygmy" people, of the Kahuzi- Biega forests, South Kivu Province in Eastern Congo. Their case is presented in the African context as well as in the context of emerging and established international norms and ...

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

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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 ...

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