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Indigenous Knowledge and Customary Law in Natural Resource Management: Experiences in Yunnan, China and Haruku, Indonesia

Number of pages: 68
ISBN number: 978-616-90611-5-1
Country publication is about: Indonesia, China
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2010
This publication is a compilation of two case studies conducted one in Yuhu Village, Yulong county, Yunnan, China and the second in Haruku village, Haruku Island, Indonesia. Both cases highlight the importance of indigenous knowledge and customary law for the success of conservation and sustainable development initiatives as the way forward. Lands and territories inhabited by most indigenous pe...
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Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 166
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2010
This book reflects on the outcomes of the workshop on traditional occupations organized by AIPP, in partnership with UNDP-RIPP and ILO, together with the Ministry of Rural Development of the Royal Government of Cambodia. It compiles case studies aimed at looking deeper into the specific concerns and challenges relating to the practice of traditional livelihoods, specifically in Asia. It is div...
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Tilting the Balance: Indigenous Women, Development and Access to Justice

Number of pages: 216
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This report on the Southeast Asia Consultation on Development, Access to Justice and the Human Rights of Indigenous women is intended as a material to be used by indigenous women, advocates, policy-makers and the public for the promotion, protection and respect of the rights of indigenous women facing violations of their rights due to state and corporate projects coming into their territories. ...
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We Have Rights: A Community Guide for Indigenous Peoples on the 2009 ADB Safeguard Policy Statement and Accountability Mechanism

Number of pages: 111
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This guide is a tool for advocacy work and community actions. It focuses on the Asian Development Bank Safeguard Policy Statement of 2009 (ADB 2009 SPS) particularly its safeguard requirements for Indigenous Peoples. In addition, it features the ADB Accountability Mechanism of 2012 and contains the principles and process of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Understanding the subject...
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What is REDD+? A guide for Indigenous Communities - 3rd Edition

Number of pages: 120
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-22-7
Release year: 2012
This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples. As a guidebook for communities, the content is simplified and accompanied by illustrations and photos fo...
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The Forest is Life: Knowledge for Communities

Number of pages: 26
Release year: 2012
Climate change is a commonly discussed issue nowadays and has become an environmental problem-affecting people throughout the world. Climate change is resulting in shifting weather patterns and other global effects such as unseasonal rains that affect agriculture, droughts, increased temperatures, floods, plagues and diseases. Global warming is mainly the result of rising CO2 level in the earth...
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Manual on Basic Financial Management for Indigenous Peoples' Organizations in Asia

Number of pages: 126
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This manual on basic financial management is the fifth of a series of training resource materials developed by the indigenous Learning Institute for Community Empowerment (ILI) under the Regional Capacity Building Programme of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). The Manual was drafted in response to the need of AIPP members and partners to build their skills in financial management and admini...
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Community Organising training manual

Number of pages: 254
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
This manual is based on the experience of providing community organising training in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Peninsular Malaysia for which PACOS Trust (a local organisation in Sabah, Malaysia) provided the COT Manual 2005 as a resource book for the training through the Indigenous Community Organising and Leadership Training (ICOLT) project of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundat...
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Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government

Number of pages: 138
Release year: 2012
This Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government is meant for indigenous elders, leaders, organizers, and indigenous peoples' representatives in government, who desire to be of service to the interest of indigenous peoples. The manual aims to build and strengthen the capacity of indigenous elders in Asia to lead their communities during contemporary times, wherein indige...
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Learn and exercise your rights: A simplified version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Number of pages: 32
Release year: 2013
This booklet presents in a simple and illustrative manner, the collective rights of indigenous peoples as contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is intended as an educational tool for communities to understand indigenous peoples' rights and to know what they can do to promote and protect their rights. While indigenous peoples are five perc...
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Leadership training for indigenous peoples

Number of pages: 210
Release year: 2011
This leadership training (LT) manual is intended to build the capacity of indigenous peoples’leaders, communities and organizations to lead and manage their organizations. The trainingfocuses on leadership principles and organizational management.It provides knowledge and skills needed by indigenous peoples in leading and running their organizations. It also includes skills on advocacy for the r...
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Rights in Action: Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 8
Release year: 2013
The comic book and video explain the basis of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), a mechanism and a process wherein indigenous peoples undertake their collective decision on matters that affects them. Our partner Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP) has increasingly published innovative material on indigenous issues as comic books and animation videos translated into local langu...
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Training Manual on Advocacy, Lobbying and Negotiation Skills for Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change and REDD+

Number of pages: 97
ISBN number: 978-616-91258-7-7
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
Indigenous peoples assert that rights cannot be compromised and have recognized the need to strengthen existing skills and capacities for lobbying and advocacy. This manual aims to fulfill this need and seeks to develop a new generation of indigenous leaders who can advocate for indigenous peoples in climate change negotiations, including REDD+ processes. Indigenous peoples have proactively en...
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Imperatives for REDD+ Sustainability: Non-Carbon Benefits, local and indigenous peoples

Author: By Søren Hvalkof
Number of pages: 27
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú , Nicaragua, Tanzania, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Filipinas, Vietnam, China, Madagascar
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2013
This paper focuses on the importance of Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+ delivered by indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities. Through three case studies it exemplifies how indigenous peoples and local communities contribute to REDD+ by delivering specific Non-Carbon Benefits. The cases show that the performance of indigenous peoples and local communities is an essential and indispensi...
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Suicídio adolescente em povos indígenas

Number of pages: 220
ISBN number: 978-85-64377-19-6
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil, Colombia, Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2014
Este trabalho foi resultado de um estudo interdisciplinar e intercultural realizado para o UNICEF que tinha o objetivo de fazer uma primeira analise dos casos de suicídio indígena na America Latina. Resolveu-se escolher três casos paradigmáticos de estudo por várias razões: 1-ser de caráter intercultural e para isso necessariamente teria que haver a participação dos jovens indíge...
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Estudos Sobre os Awá: Caçadores-Coletores em Transição

Author: Almudena Hernando y Elizabeth Maria Beserra Coelho
Number of pages: 347
ISBN number: 978-85-7862-338-8
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2013
Os Awá-Guajá são um dos últimos grupos caçadores-coletores do planeta. Embora ainda existam alguns Awá não contatados, sua maior parte vive em quatro “Terras Indígenas” sob a proteção da FUNAI (Fundação Nacional do Índio) no estado do Maranhão (Brasil) Isto, no entanto, não impede que sejam acossados por invasões de madeireiros ilegais, que reduzem a mobilidade e a possibilida...
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Report on the State of Pastoralists´Human Rights in Tanzania

Author: PAICODEO
Number of pages: 98
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2014
Pastoralists in Tanzania are suffering from many human rights violations, including forced evictions from their lands. This report gives a comprehensive analysis of the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Tanzania, and documents cases of human rights violations against Maasai pastoralists during 2011. The information contained in this report is a result of a comprehensive survey an...
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Lost Lands? (Land) Rights of the San in Botswana and the legal concept of indigeneity in Africa

Author: Manuela Zips-Mairitsch
Number of pages: 431
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-35-7
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2013
Release month/day: January
In this book, the author processes the detailed descriptions of a land rights dispute in Botswana in such a way that its instructive relevance for fundamental questions of intercultural justice becomes obvious. The case of the present book is the High Court of Botswana’s decision of the case Sesana v. the Attorney General in late 2006. The case of Sesana v. the Attorney General In this case, 215...
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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact

ISBN number: 978-87-92786-32-6
Country publication is about: Bolivia, Brazil, Brasil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Paraguay , Venezuela, Chaco , Chaco
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2013
This book offers a detailed insight into the situation of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation in South America. It looks into the threats and challenges that indigenous peoples face and offers a rich source of demographic and ethnographic information regarding indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact. Who are indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation? It is estimate...
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The Indigenous World 2013

Number of pages: 531
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-33-3
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Europe, Europa , Middle East, Medio Oriente
Release year: 2013
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 2012. In 67 articles, indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists provide their insight and knowledge to the book with country reports covering most of the indigeno...
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Malaysian Indigenous Youth in the City

ISBN number: 978-983-43248-9-6
Country publication is about: Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This collection of photos is part of a project that aims at raising awareness about and creating understanding for the situation of indigenous youth living in cities by offering young indigenous city dwellers a virtual and visual forum for intercontinental and intergenerational exchange. The participants of the project received training in digital photography. The idea was to give them a ...
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International Expert Workshop on the World Heritage Convention and Indigenous Peoples

Author: Stefan Disko and Helen Tugendhat
Number of pages: 67
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Denmark, Dinamarca
Region publication is about: Europe, Europa
Release year: 2013
Release month/day: 2013
In 2012 UNESCO and the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention celebrated the Convention’s 40th anniversary through a series of activities, events and thematic workshops around the world, the outcomes of which are meant to “feed the reflection on the future of the Convention”. The theme of the anniversary was “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communitie...
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Silent Sacrifice Girl-child beading in the Samburu Community of Kenya

Number of pages: 43
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
This report describes pilot research conducted by the Samburu Women Trust (SWT), formerly known as SWEEDO), a community based organization located in Nanyuki, Kenya. The research focused on a practice known as “beading,” which can be briefly described as a community-sanctioned, non-marital sexual relationship between Samburu men in the “warrior” age group, and young Samburu girls who are n...
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Manuel sur la promotion et protection des droits des populations / communautés autochtones à travers le système africain des droits de l'homme

Number of pages: 85
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-31-9
Release year: 2012
Depuis les dix dernières années, la Commission africaine des droits de l’Homme et des peuples (commission africaine) a pris des mesures audacieuses pour comprendre, expliquer et aborder la situation des droits humains des communautés autochtones en Afrique. Le Groupe de travail de la Commission africaine sur les populations/communautés autochtones (Groupe de travail) a été le point d’anc...
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Manual on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Populations / Communities through the African Human Rights System

Number of pages: 81
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-29-6
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
Over the last ten years, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) has taken bold steps to understand, expound and address the human rights situation of indigenous communities in Africa. The African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities (Working Group) has been the institutional anchor for these efforts. Through various sensitization...
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Séminaire de sensibilisation aux droits des populations/communautés autochtones en Afrique centrale et de l'est

Author: Commission Africain des Droit de l'Homme et des Peubles
Number of pages: 51
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-30-2
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
Cette publication donne un aperçu des présentations faites lors du séminaire régional de sensibilisation organisé par le Groupe de travail de la Commission africaine sur les populations/communautés autochtones en République du Congo du 22 au 25 août 2011. Un des objectifs de ce séminaire était d’informer les acteurs clés d’Afrique centrale et de l’est sur l’approche de la Commis...
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Regional Sensitization Seminar on the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Central and East Africa

Number of pages: 51
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-30-2
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
This publication gives an overview of the presentations made at the regional sensitization seminar organized by the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in the republic of Congo on 22 to 25 August 2011. One of the objectives of the seminar was to inform key stakeholders from East and Central Africa on the African Commission’s approach to promoting the rights...
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Pitfalls and Pipelines. Indigenous peoples and extractive industries

Number of pages: 446
ISBN number: 978-879-27861-8-0
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
The surviving lands of indigenous peoples include many of the most vulnerable and threatened ecosystems on our planet. Indigenous peoples have always made clear that they are culturally, spiritually, and economically interlinked with those lands. They, however, continue to suffer abuse of their rights, because of the desecration of these ecosystems that they hold sacred. Nowhere is this more keenl...
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Training manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in REDD+ for indigenous peoples

ISBN number: 978 87 92786 21 0
Release year: 2012
This manual aims to build the capacities of the indigenous peoples, networks and organizations to advocate and work for the effective implementation of FPIC for indigenous peoples in the activities and projects relating to REDD+. In particular, the objective of this manual is to equip indigenous peoples with the knowledge and understanding of FPIC and REDD+; and to provide a general guide to co...
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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.

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