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  Rights of Indigenous People - Global Issues
However, others have argued that more generally, many indigenous people, for decades—even centuries—have accumulated important knowledge and traditions that allow them to work with nature rather than destroy it, because they are dependent on it and thus have a sense of interdependence.
Indigenous peoples around the world have sought recognition of their identities, their ways of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources; yet throughout history, their rights have been violated.
Although it would not be legally binding if it were ever adopted by the General Assembly, indigenous communities around the world have pressed hard for this and have felt that the adoption of the declaration will help indigenous people in their efforts against discrimination, racism, oppression, marginalization and exploitation.
www.globalissues.org /HumanRights/indigenous   (4369 words)

  Embera Indigenous People, Culture and Lifestyle
Today, Indigenous people work in an effort to revive their culture and traditions, to preserve their language and values and to find economic development ideas to supplement meager income from farming.
Like many indigenous people with no written language and only oral histories to rely on, there is no reliable record that tracks their historical migration.
Indigenous people realize that to fight for their political and human rights, they need modern education which is not free.
www.nativeplanet.org /indigenous/embera/embera.htm   (5621 words)

  Defining 'Indigenous People'
The very term indigenous peoples is confusing because most people in the world are "indigenous" to their countries in the sense of having been born in them and being descended from people who were born in them.
Indigenous peoples are clearly native to their countries in this sense too, but they also make another claim, namely that they were there first and are still there and so have rights of prior occupancy to their lands.
Indigenous peoples are always marginal to their states and they are often tribal [in the sense that they belong to small-scale preindustrial societies that live in comparative isolation and manage their own affairs without the centralized authority of a state].
www.nativeweb.org /info/indigenousdefined.html   (1033 words)

 Why not listen to indigenous people? - Opinion - theage.com.au
Curiously, neither articulated a substantial role for indigenous people in the efforts to overcome indigenous disadvantage.
It is time for all levels of government to act in partnership with each other and for indigenous people to be integral and valued partners in developing local solutions.
The voices of indigenous Australians have to be heard, regardless of whether they are remote, regional or urban.
www.theage.com.au /news/opinion/why-not-listen-to-indigenous-people/2006/12/08/1165081151397.html   (959 words)

  Indigenous peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indigenous peoples may often be used in preference to these or other terms, as a neutral replacement where these terms may have taken on negative or pejorative connotations by their prior association and use.
Indigenous peoples of the American continents are broadly recognised as being those groups and their descendants who inhabited the region before the arrival of European colonizers and settlers (i.e., Pre-Columbian).
Indigenous peoples who maintain, or seek to maintain, traditional ways of life are found from the high Arctic north to the southern extremities of Tierra del Fuego.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indigenous_people   (4241 words)

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Indigenous people and their communities have an historical relationship with their lands and are generally descendants of the original inhabitants of such lands.
Some indigenous people and their communities may require, in accordance with national legislation, greater control over their lands, self-management of their resources, participation in development decisions affecting them, including, where appropriate, participation in the establishment or management of protected areas.
Under this procedure, indigenous people and their communities should be informed and consulted and allowed to participate in national decision-making, in particular regarding regional and international cooperative efforts.
www.sovereignty.net /p/sd/a21/a21_26.txt   (549 words)

 PDHRE: Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous people and peoples also enjoy certain human rights specifically linked to their identity, including rights to maintain and enjoy their culture and language free from discrimination, rights of access to ancestral lands and land relied upon for subsistence, rights to decide their own patterns of development, and rights to autonomy over indigenous affairs.
Indigenous peoples have the right to determine and develop priorities and strategies for the development or use of their lands, territories and other resources, including the right to require that States obtain their free and informed consent prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands...
Recognition that the lands of indigenous people and their communities should be protected from activities that are environmentally unsound or that the indigenous people concerned consider to be socially and culturally inappropriate....
www.pdhre.org /rights/indigenous.html   (2165 words)

 Policy on Indigenous Peoples - Definition of Indigenous People - ADB.org
Indigenous peoples also are described with reference to their ways of life.
Determination of a distinct identity for indigenous peoples would be based in the requirements of applicable national law and the applicability of characteristics described in paras.
The application of any definition of indigenous peoples should work to differentiate between indigenous peoples and other cultural and ethnic minorities for which indigenous status is not an issue; the broader protection of vulnerable groups is an issue addressed in other policies and practices of the Bank.
www.adb.org /Documents/Policies/Indigenous_Peoples/ippp-002.asp?p=ipdev   (546 words)

Indigenous peoples have the right to be free and equal to all other human beings and peoples in dignity and rights, and to be free from adverse distinction or discrimination of any kind based on their indigenous identity.
Indigenous peoples have the right to manifest, practise and teach their own spiritual and religious traditions, customs and ceremonies; the right to maintain, protect, and have access in privacy to religious and cultural sites; the right to the use and control of ceremonial objects; and the right to the repatriation of human remains.
Indigenous peoples have the right to the restitution or, to the extent this is not possible,to just and fair compensation for lands and territories which have been confiscated, occupied,used or damaged without their free and informed consent.
www.despatch.cth.com.au /Books_D/indigenous_people.htm   (7483 words)

 ASIP--The Philippines--Indigenous Peoples, The Environment and Human Rights: The Cordillera Experience
Because of the historical injustices committed against indigenous peoples in taking away their land and resources, and in disregarding their interests, welfare and rights as human beings, their collective right to exist as indigenous peoples must be protected and guaranteed to ensure their continuing survival.
Other collective rights of indigenous peoples include the practice of their culture and indigenous systems which should be respected; the development of their languages; and the promotion of their interest and welfare in matters affecting them.
The Cordillera region, although predominantly populated by the Cordillera indigenous peoples, has at present a significant presence of non-indigenous population roughly estimated to be 15-20% of the population, mostly living in the city of Baguio and in the town centers of the Cordillera provinces.
www.asiasource.org /asip/carling.cfm   (4877 words)

 FORE: Religion-Indigenous Traditions-Introduction
That is, indigenous peoples are often the target of external economic domination by multinational businesses which seek to exploit indigenous homelands often with the help of the nation-state in which indigenous peoples reside.
A philosophical turn of indigenous peoples is the intellectual view that the physical separation of human habitats from the world of the other species does not constitute a loss or compromise of the worldview value of kinship.
The Dogon peoples of Mali are justifiably famous for their age-graded cosmologies which elaborate the close relationships which living Dogon share with their ancestors, their land, and the animals among whom the soon to be living reside.
environment.harvard.edu /religion/religion/indigenous/index.html   (2613 words)

 Rainforest People
Living from nature and lacking the technology to dominate their environment, native peoples have learned to watch their surroundings and understand the intricacies of the rainforest.
Over generations these people have learned the importance of living within their environment and have come to rely on the countless renewable benefits that forests can provide.
(5/15/2007) Indigenous people are being pushed off their lands to make way for an expansion of biofuel crops around the world, threatening to destroy their cultures by forcing them into big cities, the head of a U.N. panel said Monday.
rainforests.mongabay.com /0701.htm   (1537 words)

 Dreaming Online: Introduction to Indigenous Australia
The number of Aboriginal people has changed since European settlement because of the effects of removal of people from traditional lands and the impact of cities and towns on populations.
People only took enough to feed the number of people there at the time and nothing was wasted.
Indigenous people divided the land up into traditional lands using geographic boundaries such as rivers, lakes and mountains.
dreamtime.net.au /indigenous/index.cfm   (735 words)

 International Day of the World's Indigenous People, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first priority of the second decade is to finalize negotiations on the draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, and to adopt it early in the decade.
Other important tasks ahead include addressing indigenous peoples' key concerns in the area of development, integrating indigenous perspectives into development processes at local, national and international levels and enabling indigenous peoples to participate fully in those processes.
Indigenous peoples play a crucial role in the stewardship of natural resources and biodiversity, and provide environmental services at local, regional and international levels.
www.ifad.org /media/events/2005/ip.htm   (1376 words)

 Indigenous Peoples - Rainforest Portal
Indigenous peoples are the descendants of the original inhabitants of the area where they live.
The global indigenous population of 250 million people is composed of about five thousand distinct indigenous cultures worldwide, living in every climate from the Arctic Circle to the tropical rainforests.
Nawa Institute to Serve Indigenous Peoples - The mission of the Nawa Institute is to strengthen, preserve and further indigenous knowledge and ancestral traditions, as well as to ensure the self-determination and human rights of indigenous peoples.
www.rainforestweb.org /Rainforest_Information/Indigenous_Peoples   (566 words)

 Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Knowledge...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An informal network of indigenous scientists, lawyers, community educators, conservation practitioners and activists, the IPBN has facilitated an open-ended and ongoing discussion among indigenous peoples concerning the opportunities within the Convention for promoting, preserving and protecting their rights to manage, control and benefit from their own knowledge and resources.
Given the central importance of indigenous women in the conservation and transmission of traditional knowledge and practices, the IPBN believes the recognition accorded women in the Preamble needs to be carried into the interpretation of all elements of the Convention.
Indigenous peoples also have a direct interest and expertise in the CBD’s deliberations on specific areas of biological diversity, marine and coastal, agricultural, terrestrial as well as on overarching issues such as intellectual property rights, taxonomy, and public education.
www.ecouncil.ac.cr /rio/focus/report/english/ipbn.htm   (3059 words)

 Nature Conservancy Partners - The Nature Conservancy and Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous People - Native People and ...
From the highlands of Colombia, where we have helped the indigenous Kogi, Wiwa, Arsario and Arhuaco tribes reacquire their sacred lands, to the frozen tundra of Alaska, where we are working with Native Alaskans to incorporate traditional knowledge and subsistence activities into conservation plans, Conservancy employees strive to embody that value in everything they do.
Conservancy specialists on indigenous policy and institutional strengthening based in Manaus and Brasilia are working to leverage large-scale funding for conservation and sustainable development in indigenous areas from international institutions, such as the Global Environment Fund.
The Conservancy is working with the Mayangna and Miskito people in the 1.8-million-acre Bosawas Biosphere Reserve to combat the threats of colonization, damaging agriculture practices, and deforestation.
www.nature.org /partners/partnership/art14301.html   (1995 words)

 Indigenous People Of Malaysia
Indigenous people are extremely important to the cultural and ethnic mix of Malaysian life.
Indigenous people form an integral part of Malaysian society and contribute greatly to the cultural richness of the country.
Indigenous people in Sabah accounts for 86.3% of the total Sabah population of 1.6 million.
asiarecipe.com /malpeople.html   (815 words)

 Indigenous People : Learn About : Colombia : AFSC
In the Putumayo province, AFSC is working with indigenous women in an inter-ethnic process of training on peaceful conflict resolution, psychosocial and mental health approaches to dealing with conflict, and small productive projects, geared towards creating a network of women community leaders to serve as agents of peace in the midst of war.
Finally, in conjunction with its offices in Ecuador and Peru, AFSC is also working with indigenous Colombian refugees in the border areas of those two countries and Venezuela to help them link up with national human rights groups to raise their visibility and enhance the protection of their rights.
The indigenous population of Colombia makes up only 2% of the 40 million living in Colombia but they are, along with Afro-Colombian and peasant communities, almost half of the displaced.
www.afsc.org /colombia/learn-about/Indigenous-Colombians.htm   (758 words)

 Conservation International - Conservation Strategies - Human Welfare - CI and Indigenous People
Indigenous communities, comprising some 370 million people in 70 countries, often depend on plants and animals from healthy ecosystems for their food, fuel, clothing, medicine, and shelter.
Indigenous peoples often lack official title to lands their ancestors have inhabited for centuries, and national land-tenure policies frequently deny claims based solely on ancestral ownership.
In cooperation with our field programs, partners, and indigenous groups, the initiative is designed to ensure and support the development of the appropriate tools, knowledge, and resources to enable the groups to continue their efficient and effective stewardship of their land, and achieve sustainable community development.
www.conservation.org /xp/CIWEB/strategies/humanwelfare/indigenous_people   (834 words)

 BRAZIL: Indigenous People Fight for Their Rights
The indigenous people, who complained that they had been the victims of attacks, threatened to destroy power lines in their bid to reclaim their land.
The proliferation throughout the country of land conflicts involving indigenous people is a result of the government's slow place in demarcating indigenous reserves and ensuring their protection, said Feitosa.
Indigenous people in this country of 185 million have organised in the last three decades, and have increasingly become a "political force," said Rubem de Almeida, one of the five anthropologists.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=32029   (1070 words)

 About IPSF
The lives of the indigenous people depend on herding livestock, such as sheep and mountain goats.
Restitutions and reparations must be paid for the damages done to the indigenous people’s natural resources in their territories.
People sacrifice animals in the name of the Almighty; rejoice with all the blessings such as fruit, cheese and corn.
www.indigenouspeople.org /kalash.htm   (536 words)

 Forum: Indigenous Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
Each May, indigenous people – from the Inuits and Saami of the North to the Maori and the Mayans and the Aymaras of the South – converge at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to talk about shared concerns, aspirations and strategies.
Data capturing the full measure of these inequities are scarce, but it is known that indigenous people fare poorly in terms of income, education, literacy and maternal and infant mortality.
To the indigenous people who take advantage of the community-based health clinic, it means access to both Western and traditional medicines, and to health providers who understand their language and world view.
www.unfpa.org /rights/indigenous.htm   (1341 words)

 indigenous people of siberia
All of the Uralic groups remained in the Forest Zone and/or in the arctic regions except for the Hungarians who left the northern areas around 2000 B.C. and became "mounted nomads" in the steppe living in a Turkic ethnic environment between the 4th and 9th centuries A.D. Coined by O.Pritsak 1981.
Khanty, who may have numbered, together with Mansi, about 16,000 at a time when the population of Moscovite Russia was perhaps about 10 million, were not nations with a single ruler or a sense of common identity, but belonged to many separate clans, each with its own hereditary chieftains.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the peoples of the North, pushed back from the intensively colonised zone of the railway, lived as separately from the 'white men' as did the Indians of North America.
www.policy.hu /filtchenko/indigenous_people_of_siberia.htm   (986 words)

 Rights of Indigenous Peoples   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The link between global environmental change and the rights of indigenous populations results from the close relationship between indigenous peoples' cultural and economic situations and their environmental settings.
This sensitive relationship was recognized in Chapter 26 of Agenda 21, which identifies a variety of ways that indigenous peoples, national governments, and United Nations' agencies can strengthen the role of indigenous communities in sustainable development.
The rights of indigenous peoples are also noteworthy in the context of The Convention on Biological Diversity (1992), which recognizes some rights in principle but leaves much unresolved as to the extent of those rights in practice.
www.ciesin.org /TG/PI/RIGHTS/indig.html   (364 words)

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