ERIC Number: ED085162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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What Future for the Amerindians of South America? Minority Rights Group Report 15.
Accounts of massacres, rumors of slavery, reports of exploitation and the fashionable preoccupation with ecology have all combined to create a conscience about the Amerindian peoples of South America. There now seems to be generalized feelings in Western Europe and elsewhere that something ought to be done about these peoples. The purpose of this report is to give a brief summary of the conditions of the various peoples, to sketch out what policies--if any--the governments of their various republics are adopting towards them, and to suggest ways in which their lot might be improved. The situation of the Indians in the Altiplano of Ecuador, Peru and Boliva, and of the Mapuches in Chile and Argentina differs in character from that of South America's other autochthonous people. This report is concerned with the jungle and plain dwellers of the Amazon basin and adjacent lowlands, excluding the Guyanas and Argentina in detail. It covers the dimensions of the problem; church, army, and state attitudes toward native peoples; and future policy. A select bibliography and The 1971 Declaration of Barbados for the Liberation of the Indians (see RC007427) end the document. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indians, Area Studies, Armed Forces, Attitudes, Church Role, Cultural Background, Ethnic Groups, Government Role, Health Services, History, Human Relations, Humanization, Indigenous Personnel, Individual Differences, Life Style, Living Standards, World Affairs
The Minority Rights Group, Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NG ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Minority Rights Group, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: South America