ERIC Number: ED447982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Indigenous World, 1999-2000 = El Mundo Indigena, 1999-2000.
Erni, Christian, Comp.; Parellada, Alejandro, Comp.
This annual publication (published separately in English and Spanish) examines political, social, environmental, and educational issues concerning indigenous peoples around the world during 1999-2000. Part 1 highlights news events and ongoing situations in specific countries in nine world regions: the Arctic, North America, Mexico and Central America, South America, the Pacific and Australia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Africa. Articles of educational interest on the Arctic and the Americas discuss language use (Greenlandic versus Danish) in Greenland; native language instruction for the Sami in Russia; "Indian control of Indian education" and technology use in Indian schools in the United States and Canada; financial support for U.S. tribal colleges; controversy over university research into indigenous ethnobotanical knowledge in Chiapas, Mexico; and assimilationist efforts to decrease the number of indigenous teachers and health workers in Peru. Other education-related articles discuss the struggle for indigenous language rights in Nepal and describe research and a documentary film on the educational situation of San children in southern Africa. Other indigenous issues include violations of human rights, environmental threats and indigenous opposition, legal and political reforms, land rights, cultural assimilation, intellectual property rights, and relationships between indigenous peoples and national governments. Indigenous women's issues are included throughout. Part 2 describes developments on indigenous rights at the United Nations. (Contains maps and photographs.) (SV)
Descriptors: Activism, American Indians, Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Conservation (Environment), Cultural Maintenance, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Females, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Land Use, Language Minorities, Natural Resources, Organizations (Groups), Politics, Self Determination
IWGIA, International Secretariat, Classensgade 11E, DK-2100, Copenhagen, Denmark; e-mail: email@example.com ($20.00 plus postage for either English or Spanish version).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Copenhagen (Denmark).