ERIC Number: ED418833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Indigenous Affairs = Asuntos Indigenas, 1997.
Indigenous Affairs, n1-4 1997
This document contains the three 1997 English-language issues of Indigenous Affairs and the three corresponding issues in Spanish. (The last two quarterly issues were combined.) These periodicals provide a resource on the history, current conditions, and struggles for self-determination and human rights of indigenous peoples around the world. Articles on Canada discuss regional agreements that protect land rights and promote indigenous self-determination; opposition of the Innu Nation to Canadian military training flights that are adversely affecting their health, cultural revival, and environment; and the defeat of a Nunavut plebiscite that would have guaranteed equal numbers of male and female legislators in the new territory. Articles on Latin America discuss the presentation of the 1996 Bartolome de las Casas Award to the Federation of Natives of Madre de Dios (FENAMAD) for the defense of isolated and "noncontacted" indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon; legalization of gold prospector enclaves on indigenous lands in Raposa-Serra do Sol, Brazil; indigenous politics and elections in Ecuador and Bolivia; negotiations on construction of a naval base in Kuna territory, Panama; assassination by Brazilian youths of Galdino Pataxo, a councillor negotiating land boundaries; indigenous mobilization in Argentina seeking implementation of constitutional guarantees concerning bilingual education, land rights, community land ownership, and control over natural resources; and human rights violations and murders of indigenous leaders in Colombia. Other articles cover politics, human rights, environmental issues, and cultural and linguistic rights in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Russia, the Philippines, Botswana, Namibia, Australia, "French" Polynesia, and the United Nations and its agencies. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Copenhagen (Denmark).