Land, Indigenous Peoples and Conflict presents an original comparative study of indigenous land and property rights worldwide. The book explores how the ongoing constitutional, legal and political integration of indigenous peoples into contemporary society has impacted on indigenous institutions and structures for managing land and property. This book details some of the common problems experienced by indigenous peoples throughout the world, providing lessons and insights from conflict resolution that may find application in other conflicts including inter-state and civil and sectarian conflicts.
An interdisciplinary group of contributors present specific case material from indigenous land conflicts from the South Pacific, Australasia, South East Asia, Africa, North and South America, and northern Eurasia. These regional cases discuss issues such as modernization, the evolution of systems and institutions regulating land use, access and management, and the resolution of indigenous land conflicts, drawing out common problems and solutions. The lessons learnt from the book will be of value to students, researchers, legal professionals and policy makers with an interest in land and property rights worldwide.
Table of Contents
Foreword (Spike Boydell) Introduction (Alan C. Tidwell and Barry Scott Zellen) 1. Indigeneity, Land and Activism in Siberia (Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer) 2. From Counter-Mapping to Co-Management: The Inuit, the State and the Quest for Collaborative Arctic Sovereignty (Barry Scott Zellen) 3. Re-Imagining Indigenous Space: The Law, Constitution and the Evolution of Aboriginal Property and Resource Rights in Canada by (Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer) 4. President Lugo and the Indigenous Communities of Paraguay by (Cheryl Duckworth) 5. Awkward Alliances: Is environmentalism a bonding agent between indigenous and rural settler politics in America and Australia? (Saleem H. Ali and Julia Keenan) 6. Satisfying Honour? The Role of the Waitangi Tribunal in Addressing Land-Related Treaty Grievances in New Zealand (Debra Wilson) 7. The ‘Pacific Way’: Customary Land Use, Indigenous Values and Globalization in the South Pacific (Spike Boydell) 8. Threats and Challenges to the "Floating Lives" of the Tonle Sap (Carl Grundy-Warr and Mak Sithirith) 9. Long Road to Justice: Addressing Indigenous Land Claims in Kenya (Darren Kew) 10. Indigenous Land Rights and Conflict in Darfur: The Case of the Fur Tribe (Jon Unruh) 11. Indigenous Rights, Grey Spacing and Roads: The Israeli Negev Bedouin and Planning in Road Thirty-One (Avinoam Meir, Batya Roded and Arnon Ben-Israel)
Alan Tidwell is Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
Barry Scott Zellen is a research scholar, editor and author specializing in Arctic, indigenous and strategic issues.