ERIC Number: ED404053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Indigenous World 1993-94 = El Mundo Indigena 1993-94.
Parellada, Alejandro, Ed.; And Others
This book addresses the oppression and discrimination that indigenous populations face and discusses their efforts to regain basic rights to control their own cultural, economic, political, and social development. The first section discusses the social status and living conditions of indigenous populations in the Arctic (including Saamiland and Russia), North America, Mexico and Central America, South America, Melanesia, the Pacific and Australia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Africa. Each chapter describes the progress of indigenous populations in securing basic rights such as self-determination, self-government, cultural integrity, access to education, control over education and child welfare, and input into political and economic issues. Discussions also address the role of various governments in perpetuating the oppression of indigenous groups. The second section outlines articles of the draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples as agreed upon by members of the United Nations Working Group. This document was designed to provide states with an opportunity to make a Declaration of Intent that they will strive to improve the atrocious conditions in which many indigenous peoples live. This section also includes a report discussing suggestions of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) for strengthening the rights of indigenous peoples and a report concerning indigenous peoples' right to use renewable resources for subsistance and how this right has been threatened by colonialism. Also included is a listing of IWGIA publications in English and Spanish. (LP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Canada Natives, Civil Liberties, Cultural Background, Cultural Maintenance, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Indigenous Populations, International Cooperation, Racial Discrimination, Self Determination, Social Status
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Copenhagen (Denmark).