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Indigenous Peoples

Synonyms: 
indigenous communities
indigenous community

People whose ancestors inhabited a place or a country when persons from another culture or ethnic background arrived on the scene and dominated them through conquest, settlement, or other means and who today live more in conformity with their own social, economic, and cultural customs and traditions than those of the country of which they now form a part.

 

Source: Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries, UNHCHR, 1991.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2017
Venezuela

Presenta un panorama del acceso a la tierra y a su territorio de los pueblos indígenas de la Amazonía en Venezuela a 2017. Compara las expectativas y demandas de los pueblos indígenas con lo actualmente titulado. Asimismo, presenta la normativa vigente que permite y que limita este acceso.

Reports & Research
September 2017
Peru

El Gobierno Territorial Autónomo de la Nación Wampis (GTANW) ejerce su autonomía de hecho, sin expreso dictamen de la normativa interna sino basándose en el Convenio 169 de la OIT. De esta forma ejercen el control de su territorio, la cual una parte está titulada y la otra no; las áreas no tituladas son de uso y ocupación ancestral y que han sido aprovechadas y cuidadas por los Wampis.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2017
Peru
Indonesia

Hidden in the food we buy every day, from chocolate to ice cream, are commodities like palm oil and soy that are driving deforestation across the world. From Indonesia to the Peruvian Amazon, vast areas of carbon-rich forest are being cleared to produce these agricultural commodities, contributing to climate change and social conflict.

Reports & Research
August 2017
Myanmar

Executive Summary:
"Myanmar has been engaged in a process of political change since 2011. A central goal of these reforms
has been the attempt to resolve political conflicts between ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and the
Myanmar Government. Talks began under the ‘civilian
government’ led by Thein Sein and have continued

Reports & Research
August 2017
Myanmar

This article explores some of the realities of supporting income generation for displaced people in conflict settings, drawing on experiences in Kachin, northern Myanmar, suggesting development and humanitarian actors need to better acknowledge limitations and rethink our approaches.

Guide for Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Processes cover image
Manuals & Guidelines
July 2017
Global

This guidance is primarily directed at Rainforest Alliance auditors and farm or group administrator representatives that follow the Rainforest Alliance criteria. It can also be used more broadly by companies who aim to follow the FPIC principles in their operations. It describes

• the cases where an FPIC process is required; and

Reports & Research
June 2017
Africa

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark judgement for marginalised communities across Africa. It ruled that the Kenyan government violated the rights of the Mau Ogiek people by evicting them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest complex.

Journal Articles & Books
June 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

En esta edición se tratan diversos temas afines al campo de los estudios de población, que siguen el enfoque multidisciplinario y ratifican la inclusión de la perspectiva regional de esta publicación.

Reports & Research
May 2017
South Africa

Political transformations in most developing nations have been accompanied by vast land claims by indigenous communities who were forcibly detached from their traditional land during colonisation and apartheid-like dispensations. In the context of sub-Saharan African countries (including South Africa), the need for land reform has been aggravated by the great scarcity of farmland.

Reports & Research
May 2017
Argentina

El paisaje iba lentamentetransformándose de una llanuraverde, monocultivada casi en sutotalidad con soja o trigo, a un hábitatmucho más árido. La distancia entreciudad y ciudad, entre pueblito ypueblito, se hacía cada vez más largay veíamos a lo lejos la “costa de lacordillera de Los Andes”. Luego de 15horas de viaje, de Buenos Aires a LaRioja, llegamos al pueblo Santa VeraCruz.