ERIC Number: ED399107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Indigenous Affairs = Asuntos Indigenas, 1994-1995.
Indigenous Affairs, 1994-95
This document consists of the eight issues of the IWGIA newsletter "Indigenous Affairs" published during 1994-95. Each issue is published in separate English and Spanish versions. The newsletter is published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), an organization that supports indigenous peoples in their efforts to gain collective rights to their land, culture, and government. Articles cover the effects of colonization and externally based economic development on indigenous populations in Mexico, Canada, the United States, Australia, the Arctic, Central and South America, Africa, India, China, southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands; the role of IWGIA as an advocate of indigenous peoples, decolonization, and sustainable development; federal laws and development projects that restrict basic human rights and have had serious implications for sustainable and equitable development on indigenous lands; case studies addressing the numerous threats to the cultural and physical survival of indigenous peoples including statements from indigenous representatives given at the 12th session of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations; issues related to land demarcation and titling and specific cases in which indigenous peoples have successfully fought for their land rights; self-determination and how this practice is being reinterpreted to become an instrument for national and regional conflict resolution standards; the problems and needs of indigenous women and children; issues related to hunting and fishing rights and conservation of natural resources; indigenous peoples' evolving relationship with the United Nations; and issues related to the protection of intellectual property rights of indigenous populations. Each issue also includes short news briefs updating previous articles and reporting on new developments in efforts toward self-determination of indigenous populations. (LP)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Canada Natives, Civil Liberties, Cultural Maintenance, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Females, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Indigenous Populations, Land Settlement, Minority Groups, Public Policy, Self Determination, Sustainable Development, Youth
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Copenhagen (Denmark).