International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
The escalating momentum of extractive industries is causing great threats for indigenous peoples worldwide. The right to participate in decision making that will affect their lives and future, and the principle of free, prior, and informed consent have thus been high on the national and international agenda for indigenous peoples this year.
In over seventy articles and country reports, The Indigenous World 2012 gives a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and reports on the most important developments in international processes of relevance to indigenous peoples during 2011.
This yearbook, produced by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs in collaboration with indigenous and nonindigenous scholars or activists, is an essential source of information and an indispensable tool for those who need to be informed about the most recent issues and developments that have impacted indigenous peoples worldwide.