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Knowledge generation is an important foundation for increasing understanding and for pushing for change. In this database, you can find all of our resources, which include books, manuals, briefings, human rights reports and urgent alerts. 

The Indigenous World 2010  

Number of pages: 632
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-75-1
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Middle East, Medio Oriente
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: apr-10
This yearbook contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and provides an overview of the most important developments in international and regional processes during 2009. 72 indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists provide their insight and knowledge to the book with: - Region and country reports covering most of the indigen...
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Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa

Author: Albert Kwokwo Barume
Number of pages: 335
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-77-5
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia, Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: maj-10
As in many other parts of the world, the indigenous peoples of Africa are increasingly being dispossessed of their ancestral lands. It started during colonial times where many of them lost their land to European settlers. It continues today where conservation interests, commercial plantations, mineral exploitations, and other economic activities are leading to encroachments, expropriations and for...
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Indigenous Affairs 3-4/09 Pastoralism

Number of pages: 70
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia, Tanzania, Burkina Faso
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: apr-10
This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the situation of the millions of indigenous peoples who are nomadic pastoralists. Nomadic pastoralists have unique cultures and make unique and productive use of harsh environments. Nomadic pastoralists the world over are, however, the subject of an unusually large number of myths and misconceptions that have led to inadequate, often hostile development ...
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Red Spotted Ox: a Pokot life

Author: Pat Robbins
Number of pages: 370
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-70-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia, Uganda
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: mar-10
Red Spotted Ox is the fascinating autobiography of an East African pastoralist, as told to Pat Robbins in the early 1970s. Domonguria lived near the Kenya - Uganda border during a time of rapid cultural change. In this book, he describes Pokot traditions and history, while also recounting his fights with lions and enemies, initiation rites, raids, scandals, romances, sorcery and celebrations. T...
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IWGIA: A History

Author: Jens Dahl
Number of pages: 208
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-52-2
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: nov-09
IWGIA was one of the very first organisations to be established in support of indigenous peoples. It was founded in 1968 by anthropologists concerned at the atrocities being committed against Indians in South America. Within a few years, a small group of dedicated scholars working on a voluntary basis had managed to establish a documentation centre that became well-known to concerned people the wo...
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Indigenous Affairs 1-2/09: REDD and indigenous peoples

Number of pages: 76
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: maj-09
The theme of this issue is indigenous peoples' engagement with forest conservation in the name of climate change mitigation (known as REDD programmes - short for 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation')
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2009 Annual Report and Accounts

Author: IWGIA
Number of pages: 60
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: jul-10
The Annual Report 2009 is a status report that describes the activities of IWGIA in 2009. You can order a copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakc90c24790d48239eca1431713d2e6e47').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc90c...
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2008 Annual Report and Accounts

Author: IWGIA
Number of pages: 60
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: jul-09
The Annual Report 2008 is a status report that describes the activities of IWGIA in 2008. You can order a copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd6bf75c52b4b05e16ee3b69255dd25b1').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd6bf...
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The Concept of Indigenous Peoples in Asia - A Resource Book

Number of pages: 461
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-34-8
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: nov-08
The concept of indigenous peoples has not only been hotly debated within academic circles over the past two decades, it has been met with skepticism if not outright rejection among representatives of governments, especially in Asia and Africa. In Asia, this has lead to what has been termed "the Asian controversy", a controversy that is still far from being resolved, even though most Asian governme...
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UTIMUT - Past heritage - future partnerships

Number of pages: 216
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-45-4
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Greenland, Groenlandia
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: sep-08
More than ever before, ethnic groups, peoples and nations are fighting to regain control of their lost cultural heritqge and ancestral human remains and this raises questions as to the Western museums' ownership of their foreign collections. This book, however, identifies a need to move beyond discussions of ownership, power and control in favour of exploring new kinds of partnerships between muse...
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2007 Annual Report and Accounts

Number of pages: 60
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: jul-07
The Annual Report 2007 is a status report that describes the activities of IWGIA in 2007. You can order a copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak5cb011943d08e06c403d123e883b6b54').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy...
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Indigenous Peoples - Keepers of our past - Custodians of our future

Author: Erica-Irene A. Daes
Number of pages: 228
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-43-0
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: jul-08
Recognition of, and respect for the basic rights and freedoms of indigenous peoples is an important subject that has received growing attention from the international community mainly in the last 25 years. Erica-Irene Daes, the author of this book has been at the heart of the international discussion on indigenous peoples rights. She is internationally most known for her work in the Working Group...
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Frontier Encounters. Indigenous Communities and Settlers in Asia and Latin America

Number of pages: 554
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-15-7
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Asia, Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: apr-08
Poverty and the maldistribution of land in core areas of developing countries, together with state schemes for the colonization of unruly frontiers, have forced indigenous peoples and settlers into an uneasy co-existence. Presenting material from various Asian and Latin American countries, Frontier Encounters examines factors that make for conflict and accommodation, studies the role of policy fra...
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The Indigenous World 2008

Number of pages: 578
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-44-7
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Country publication is about: Sri Lanka
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: apr-08
Available as book and CD This Yearbook covers the period January-December 2007 and provides an update on the state of affairs of indigenous peoples worldwide through country reports covering most of the indigenous world and updated information on the international and regional processes relating to indigenous peoples. Thanks to the contributions from indigenous and non-indigenous scholars an...
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Land, People and Politics. Contest over Tribal Land in Northeast India

Number of pages: 178
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-40-9
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: India, Nagalim
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: nov-08
Land is the centre of most conflicts in Northeast India because of its importance in the life of the people of the region, particularly its tribal communities. It is also the resource most under attack, in the tribal areas in particular. This book is an attempt to understand the processes that result in tribal land alienation and the consequent conflicts in the region. The essays in this book atte...
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Language of the Land - The Mapuche in Argentina and Chile

Author: Leslie Ray
Number of pages: 292
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-37-9
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Argentina, Chile
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: jun-07
This is the first book in English to examine the contemporary Mapuche: their culture, their struggle for autonomy within the modern-day nation state, their religion, language and distinct identity. Leslie Ray looks back over the history of relations between the Mapuche and the Argentine and Chilean states, and examines issues of ethnicity, biodiversity and bio-piracy in Mapuche lands today, their ...
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Negotiating Autonomy - Case Studies on Philippine Peoples' Land Rights

Number of pages: 236
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-225
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: feb-08
This book is based on some of the presentations made at the 2005 National Conference on Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights held in Quezon City, The Philippines. At its core are four case studies of different indigenous groups from various parts of the country; the Kankana-ey and Bago of the northern Cordilleras, the Buhid Mangyans of Mindoro, and the Subanon and Matigsalug of Mindanao. Each one des...
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Indigenous Affairs 4/07 - Social Suffering

Number of pages: 52
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: jan-08
The theme of this issue of Indigenous Affairs is Social Suffering. It brings articles about issues such as diabetes among indigenous peopels, the situation of the San people in Southern Africa, the situation in Lao PDR, suicide among the Inuit youth, and the aboriginal affairs in Australia. Content: Editorial By Jack Hicks The Intergenerational Transmission of Historic Trauma and Grief...
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Indigenous Affairs 3/07 - Migration

Number of pages: 52
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: okt-07
The theme of this issue of Indigenous Affairs is Migration. Editor: Alejandro Parellada (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakdd61d0a7a9c09b1b61206096e0d1a42f').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addydd61d0a7a9c09b1b61206096e0d1...
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Indigenous Affairs 1-2/2007 First year of Evo Morales' presidency

Number of pages: 92
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Country publication is about: Bolivia
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: jun-07
The theme for this edition of Indigenous Affairs is the first year of Evo Morales' presidency. Content: Editorial The history of a Bolivia in search of change - by Xavier Albó Interview with Xavier Albó - by Julio Peñaloza Bretel The struggel for natural resources. From exclusion and plunder to return of the Land - by Susana Rivero Guzmán Renewing the land reform - by Leonardo Tamburini ...
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Indigenous Affairs 4/06 - Logging and Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 52
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: feb-07
The theme for this edition of Indigenous Affairs focuses on logging. It brings articles documenting the threats of logging to the livelihoods of indigenous peoples as well as examples of innovative approaches that seek to respect the rights of indigenous peoples.
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Indigenous Affairs 2-3/06 Arctic Oil and Gas Development

Number of pages: 76
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 2006
Release month/day: okt-06
This thematic issue of Indigenous Affairs examines some of the major oil and gas development projects that affect the lives and lands of indigenous peoples throughout the Circumpolar North, highlighting indigenous perspectives and concerns over such development. The contributors explore the processes of decision-making, social impact assessment and environmental review assessments in the face of p...
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Indigenous Affairs 1/2006 - Africa and the Millennium Development Goals

Number of pages: 56
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2006
Release month/day: maj-06
Contents: Editorial - by Jens Dahl MDGs, Globalisation and Indigenous Peoples in Africa, by Nigel Crawhall Will Pastoral Legislation Disempower Pastoralists in the Sahel?, by Ced Hesse and Brigitte Thébaud Cause for Celebration or Celebration for a Cause: Pastoralism and Poverty Reduction Strategies in East Africa, by Michael Ochieng Odhiambo In the Shadow of the MDGs: Pastoralist Women and ...
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Indigenous Affairs 3-4/05 Indigenous Youth

Number of pages: 68
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2006
Release month/day: feb-06
This thematic issue of Indigenous Affairs examines the issues affecting indigenous youth across the world Contents: Editorial - by Alejandro Parallada and Kathrin Wessendorf Latinamerica section Argentina - - The Mapunky and the Mapuheavy Voices from the Margins By MapUrbe Communication Team Colombia - Terror in the Pacific By Jenzerá ...
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Indigenous Affairs 2/2005 Shifting Cultivation

Number of pages: 60
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2005
Release month/day: maj-05
This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the issues surrounding shifting cultivation Contents: Editorial - by Christian Erni Swidden Agriculture in Thailand: Myths, Realities and Challenges, by Pinkaew Laungaramsri Seeds-songs. Reflections on Swidden Agriculture, Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty, by Maruja ...
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Indigenous Affairs 1/05 - Indigenous Peoples and Education

Number of pages: 43
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2005
Release month/day: mar-05
This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on education and indigenous peoples. Contents: Editorial - by Marianne Wiben Jensen Download the editorial as a PDF file here Education in the Canadian Arctic: What Difference has the Nunavut Government Made? - by Jack Hicks "We're going slowly because we're going far". Building an Autonomous Education System in Chiapas - by Stine Krøijer Indigenous W...
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Indigenous Affairs 4/04 - Land Rights: A Key Issue

Number of pages: 52
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2005
Release month/day: jan-05
This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the issue of land rights Contents: Editorial - by Marianne Wiben Jensen Governance, the Territorial Approach and Indigenous Peoples - by Pedro García Hierro Securing Land Tenure Rights for Cambodia's Indigenous Communities - by Jeremy Ironside Titling Ancestral Domains: The Philippine Experience - by Lourdes Amos Strenghtening Indigenous Peopl...
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Indigenous Affairs 1-2/04 - Indigenous Women

Number of pages: 66
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2004
Release month/day: jun-04
This issue looks at the issues affecting indigenous women highlighting the impact of external social pressures on traditional gender structures. Contents: Editorial by Kathrin Wessendorf Africa San women today: Inequality and dependency in a post-foraging world by Renee Sylvain Twa women in the great lakes region by Dorothy Jackson Female genital mutilation by Naomi Kipuri Tamachek women in t...
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About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

Contact IWGIA

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DK 1422 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
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