ERIC Number: ED389505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Indigenous World, 1994-95 = El Mundo Indigena, 1994-95.
Jensen, Marianne, Comp.; Sjorslev, Inger, Comp.
Indigenous World, 1994-95
This annual publication examines political, legal, social, and educational issues concerning indigenous peoples in various countries around the world during 1994-95. Part I highlights news events and ongoing situations in specific countries. In the United States and Canada, these include: (1) the arrest of three Canadian Inuit hunters for the killing of a bowhead whale (highlighting subsistence hunting and fishing rights); (2) the appalling picture of poverty and dependency among Alaska Natives provided by the final report of the Alaska Native Commission; (3) implications for Canada natives of an independent Quebec; (4) planning for the new territorial government of Nunavut, to be established in 1999; (5) status of aboriginal peoples in the remaining part of Canada's Northwest Territories; (6) territorial rights, natural resources rights, and water rights of Native Americans; (7) unlicensed medical testing of vaccines on Indian children; (8) success of tribally controlled schools; (9) Indian gaming; (10) court litigation involving environmental protection of Native lands and sacred sites, tribal jurisdiction, and cigarette taxes; and (11) the Leonard Peltier case. Sections on Mexico and Guatemala profile the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas and discuss efforts of Mayan organizations to replace assimilationist educational models with practices based on Mayan cultural ideas of time and space, and to promote recognition of Mayan languages as official languages of Guatemala. Additional sections cover other countries of Central and South America, Greenland, Saami regions of Norway and Sweden, Russia, countries of Melanesia, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, and other countries of Asia and Africa. Part II describes work on behalf of indigenous rights in the United Nations and at the World Summit for Social Development (Copenhagen, Denmark, March 6-12, 1995). This work includes concerns for access to education and for the provision of culturally relevant education. Contains maps, photographs, and a list of IWGIA publications. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Copenhagen (Denmark).
Identifiers: Canada; Environmental Protection; Land Rights; United Nations; United States; Water Rights
Note: Photographs and maps may not reproduce adequately.