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El Pueblo Caquinte: Recuento de un Amargo Consentimiento

Por Yaiza Campanario Baqué
El pueblo Caquinte fue considerado, hasta hace muy poco tiempo, un pueblo en contacto inicial y/o esporádico. Perteneciente a la familia lingüística awarak, se encuentra distribuido en tres comunidades y cuatro anexos1 ubicados entre las provincias de Junín y Cusco. Cuenta con una población aproximada de 1.150 habitantes.

Hasta la llegada de las empresas gasíferas a su territorio, sus relaciones se reducían a los avatares con sus vecinos asháninkas y matsiguengas, así como algunos contactos esporádicos con población mestiza durante los desplazamientos de algunos de sus representantes a Satipo o alguna otra de las urbes de la región.

Fruto de las complicaciones surgidas tras el ingreso de las empresas se creó, en 2005, la Organización de Desarrollo del Pueblo Kakinte (ODPK), primera organización representativa de este pueblo con la que hicieron su aparición en el escenario público peruano.

IWGIA - 2014 January

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Orientaciones: Gobernanza y pueblos Indígenas

Por Pedro García Hierro
Una gobernanza exitosa requiere de un orden jurídico y político estable, y eso no es lo que se ofreció a los pueblos indígenas en las primeras décadas del siglo XXI. El texto analiza la situación actual de la gobernanza territorial entre los pueblos indígenas y los cambios legales, económicos, organizativos y culturales que afectan a las comunidades.

IWGIA - 2013 December

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Orientaciones: ¿Por qué es importante reivindicar el Derecho a la Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas?

Jorge Agurto

Son varias las razones por las cuales es importante reivindicar el derecho a la comunicación de los pueblos indígenas. Este breve texto abarca cinco dimensiones como forma de contribuir a la reflexión y al debate, tomando como punto de partida los desafíos de la actual agenda indígena en comunicación.

IWGIA - 2013 November 20

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Up in Smoke? Maasai Rights in the Olkaria Geothermal Area, Kenya

By Kanyinke Sena
Briefing note on how the Maasai have been affected by the Olkaria geothermal field that is placed on their ancestral land in Kenya.

IWGIA - 2013 November

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Forced Evictions of Pastoralists in Kilombero and Ulang Disticts in Mgorogoro Region in Tanzania

Parakuiyo Pastoralists Indigenous Community Development Organization (PAICODEO), PINGOs Forum, Tanzania Land Alliance (TALA), the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) and journalists from ITV, Star TV, Channel 10 and Mwananchi newspaper have conducted a fact finding mission concerning the forced evictions of pastoralists in Kilombero and Ulanga districts in Morogoro region in Tanzania. The fact finding mission was carried out from 12.11 – 15.11 2012.

2013 June

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Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls: A Complex Phenomenon

This briefing note, published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme, is intended to develop discussion and thought about the complexity of the challenges of violence against indigenous women and girls. Work being done by indigenous women’s organisations in Asia and around the world has increasingly drawn attention to the need for specific analysis and understanding to be established of the nature and forms of such violence.

AIPP & Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) - 2013 May

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Briefing Paper: Indigenous Women in Asia - Challenges in their access to justice

This briefing paper is prepared as part of the advocacy of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) for the respect, protection and recognition of the human rights of indigenous women. In this paper, the focus is on access to justice for indigenous women in Southeast Asia facing development-induced violence. We draw on the results of the Southeast Asia Regional Consultation on Development, Access to Justice and the Human Rights of Indigenous Women, held on October 30 – November 02, 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand that the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) convened in collaboration with the UN WOMEN Regional Office of Asia and Pacific. Focus of the cases and testimonies were on state and corporate development projects and their impact on the human rights of indigenous women. These projects included dams, mines, plantations, national parks and the like.

AIPP - 2013 March

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Briefing Paper: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Adaptation in Asia

This briefing paper draws on Indigenous Peoples’ issues and concerns relating to climate change adaptation. It analyses two cases: the adaptation practices among the Tangkhul Naga Community in the North Eastern Region of India and the traditional adaptation practices of Pidlisan-Kankanaeys of Sagada,Mountain Province and Ikalahan-Kalanguya of Caraballo Mountains,Cagayan Valley of the Philippines.

IWGIA & AIPP - 2012 November

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Briefing paper on REDD+, Rights and Indigenous Peoples: Lessons from REDD+ Initiative in Asia

This briefing paper aims to outline the lessons learn from the Cancun Agreement and explores how far the REDD+ countries in Asia have advanced in addressing social and environmental issues in their REDD+ strategy drafting. From asking which experiences indigenous peoples have made so far in engaging with REDD+, the briefing paper reflects on a few piloting initiatives which have been found particularly interesting and inspiring.

IWGIA & AIPP - 2012 November

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Respect, Protect and Remedy: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples Affected by Business

From 5-6 November, an indigenous preparatory meeting in Copenhagen discussed Indigenous Peoples’ experiences, challenges and opportunities with regard to business and human rights, as well as the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for implementing the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, possible ways of engaging with the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (UNWG) and participation in the first annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.

This briefing note summarises the outcomes of the meeting and provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities identified, as well as concrete recommendations to the UNWG.

IWGIA, Batani & Forum for ursprungsspørgsmål i bistanden - 2012 November

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Coal Mining in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia

Briefing note on the consequences of coal mining on the livelihood of the Shorts and the Teleuts, two of Russia’s small numbered indigenous people in West Siberia.

IWGIA & Raipon - 2012 September

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Mineral extraction in the Taimyr Peninsula

Briefing note about the environmental consequences of mineral mining on the indigenous Evenkis, Nenets, Dolgans, Nganasans and Ents of the Russian Taimyr Peninsula.

IWGIA & Raipon - 2012 September

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Voices of Indigenous Women

In this briefing paper prepared by AIPP’s Indigenous Women’s Programme in relation to the Rio +20 World Conference on Sustainable Development, indigenous women from the Asia-Pacific region share their key concerns and demands with respect to sustainable development and describe some concrete actions that would improve their role and equal participation in sustainable development initiatives.

AIPP & IWGIA - 2012 June 15

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Drivers of Deforestation? Facts to be considered regarding the impact of shifting cultivation in Asia

Submission to the SBSTA on the Drivers of Derforestation including key findings of research on shifting cultivation, underpinning the dire need to earnestly consider indigenous peoples’ perspectives while assessing its impact on forests and climate change, and the human rights violations and other impacts resulting from state policies prohibiting or unduly
restricting shifting cultivation

Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and IWGIA - 2012 May 14

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Violence, Customary Law and Indigenous Women’s Rights in Asia

The briefing paper analyses how gender relations in Asian indigenous societies have undergone and continue to undergo changes in response to external factors. Finally it draws conclusions and recommendations based on addressing problems through empowering indigenous women in traditional customary institutions.

AIPP - 2012 May

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Beads of Bondage

This newsletter is an outcome of a project implemented by SWEEDO in Kenya and focuses on the tradition of “Girl beading” which entails engagement of very young girls in sexual relationships. The tradition frequently leads to cruel forceful abortions, increases the spread of HIV/AIDS and forces the girls to leave school. In the present newsletter the beading practice is for the first time highlighted and discussed.

SWEEDO and IWGIA - 2012 April

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Indigenous peoples in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is home to more than 100 different peoples. Of these, 41 are legally recognised as “indigenous, small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East".

This briefing note prepared by IWGIA gives a quick insight into the legal framework relevant for indigenous peoples in Russia and describes current problems and organisational responses. Finally it makes recommendations to international donors on how to support and strengthen the empowerment of the indigenous peoples in the Russian Federation.

IWGIA - 2012 March

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Indigenous peoples and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

This briefing note aims to show how Indigenous Peoples’ exclusion from political decision-making processes - locally, nationally, regionally and globally - places them in a position of extreme disadvantage vis-à-vis imposed industrial activities that affect their individual and communal lives, territories and resources. This is particularly evident in the case of the extractive sector. At the end of the briefing note you can find a list of recommendations to the UN working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

IWGIA, RAIPON, PiPlinks, Almáciga and codpi.org - 2012 January

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ASEAN, Climate Change, REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples

Christian Erni
Briefing paper informing about indigenous peoples in South East Asia, the impact of climate change and the possibilities and threats represented by REDD +. It considers the responses of the ASEAN regarding these global challenges and makes recommendation as to how ASEAN should promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples in relation to climate change and climate change mitigation.

IWGIA and AIPP - 2011 November

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Climate Change, Trees and Livelihood: A Case Study on the Carbon Footprint of a Karen Community in Northern Thailand

Written by Northern Development Foundation (NDF) and the Huay Hin Lad community with support from Oxfam-GB

Briefing paper that summarizes the results of a recent study on the amount of greenhouse gases released through traditional land use of a Karen community, and offers policy recommendations aiming at greater cooperation between the government and indigenous communities in addressing forest conservation and climate change mitigation

AIPP, IWGIA, NDF with support from NORAD - 2011 May

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REDD+ Implementation in Asia and the Concerns of Indigenous Peoples

This report provides an overview on indigenous peoples in five of REDD+ countries in Asia: Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, together with the status of the program’s implementation. The report also elaborates on the concerns of indigenous peoples in the current ‘readiness phase’ and on REDD+ national strategies, providing recommendations on ways forward for REDD+. It is hoped that this report will contribute to the over-all efforts of indigenous peoples to be heard and for their rights and concerns to be fully taken into account in the current negotiations for a final international agreement on REDD+ and in the formulation of National REDD+ Strategies.

IWGIA & AIPP - 2010 November

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Who We Are: Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Definition of Indigenous Peoples in Asia

2010 July

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REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples - a briefing paper for policy makers



IWGIA and AIPP - 2010 May

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ASEAN's Indigenous Peoples

This briefing paper identifies indigenous peoples living in the Southeast Asian ASEAN countries and informs about their rights and the mayor problems facing them.

AIPP, IWGIA & Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) - 2010 May

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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

Briefing Paper prepared for the UNFCCC Intersessional Meeting, Bangkok 2009

IWGIA, AIPP, IKAP - 2009 August

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Shifting Cultivation and Climate Change

Briefing Paper prepared for the UNFCCC Intersessional Meeting, Bangkok 2009

In the age of global climate change, resource use and management practices that rely on the use of fire and thus emit carbon are coming under increased pressure. This is particularly the case with shifting cultivation

IWGIA, AIPP, IKAP - 2009 August

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Who we are: Indigenous Peoples in Asia

This briefing paper describes the use of the term 'Indigenous Peoples'.Over the past decades, the concept of Indigenous Peoples has evolved beyond the original meaning still found in dictionaries, and it is now well established in the international law.

AIPP,IKAP & IWGIA - 2009 March

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Naga: a People Struggling for Self Determination

Shimreichon Luithui
Since more than 50 years, an indigenous people living in the mountainous Northeastern corner of the Indian Subcontinent has fought a silent war. Silent because this war has been largely ignored be the world.

IWGIA - 2001 June

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