This must-have volume delivers contemporary perspectives on the subject of indigenous peoples, with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Across four chapters, readers will explore the past treatment of indigenous peoples, current issues that they face, what their relationship is to natural resources, and how we can preserve indigenous cultures. Various cultures that readers will be exposed to in this collection include Australia, Canada, Marshall Island, Latin America, Maya, Africa, Torres Strait, and Malaysia. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, bibliography, and subject index.
ContentsIdentifying indigenous peoples : an overview / The Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues/DSPD/DESA
Australia apologizes to indigenous peoples for past wrongs / Kevin Rudd
The United States should atone for historic wrongs against American Indians / A. Jay Adler
Canada's examination of indigenous residential schools is controversial / Nancy MacDonald
Marshall Islands indigenous peoples were harmed by nuclear testing / Tony de Brum
The rights of indigenous peoples : an overview / Kathrin Wessendorf and Lola García-Alix
Indigenous peoples of Latin America suffer economic hardships / Gillette Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos
Nicaraguan indigenous children have a right to a name and a nationality / José Adán Silva
American Indians urge the United States to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / editors of Indian Country Today
Australians are divided over government control of Aboriginal communities / Tim Johnston
Mayan survivors of Guatemalan genocide ask for justice / Kate Doyle
Indigenous peoples, land, and natural resources : an overview / The Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Indigenous peoples around the world must have water rights / Ellen Lutz
The loss of lands leads to damaged health for indigenous peoples / Jo Woodman and Sophie Grig
Canadian indigenous peoples lose the right to log on traditional lands / Thomas Isaac and Rob Miller
In the Torres Strait, the indigenous right to hunt and fish is endangering wildlife / Greg Roberts
Indigenous peoples in Brazil reclaim land / Isabella Kenfield
African indigenous peoples' knowledge can help in natural disaster management / Peter Mwaura
Indigenous peoples must protect their cultures' intellectual property rights / Peter N. Jones
Australian Aborigines must protect their ownership of cultural art / Anthony O'Grady
The San of Southern Africa are preserving their traditional knowledge / Uwe Hoering
The Sámi of Northern Europe are rebuilding their culture / Lander Arbelaitz
The Orang Asli of Malaysia assert their identity through music / Tan Sooi Beng
Canadian indigenous peoples must preserve their languages / Muriel Draaisma.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2009
Henningfeld, Diane Andrews.
271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-259) and index.