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Indigenous Development: Economy and Technology

Paper by Jannie Lasimbang, AIPP   Principles of Indigenous Economic Systems & Indigenous Technology Indigenous peoples have long developed various systems to govern their society.  This includes a traditional economic system to ensure sustainable utilization of resources, social responsibility and a harmonious relationship through cooperation.  Since most indigenous peoples are traditionally engaged in agriculture as their economic base, the development of technologies also developed to cater for agricultural needs.

Indigenous Political Economy

A concept note presented for discussion at the fourth ID Conference on “Economic Sufficiency and Environmental Sustainability”, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 23-26 September, 2008 –  Gam A. Shimray.     Indigenous economy and mode of production is complex and radically different from market economy. It is not delinked but rather inseparable to the principles of ecological sustainability and culture which are embedded in indigenous knowledge. Indigenous economy is part of our knowledge and strategy that helps us in maintaining an adaptive relationship with our environment. By understanding how the community interact through economic activities help us gain a deeper understanding ...

Training on Monitoring and Documenting Human Rights Violations

14 to 20 November 2008 Chiang Mai, Thailand With its aim to strengthen human rights advocacy in the region, the AIPP in partnership with HURIDOCS and doCip, a Geneva based human rights organization, conducted a Training on Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights Violations among 16 indigenous representatives from Bangladesh, North East India and Indonesia last November 14-19, 2008 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This training was called for as part of the capacity building and strengthening of AIPP of its member organizations and in response also to the rising cases of undocumented and poorly documented cases of human rights violations ...

Submission on Mapithel Dam to the Special Rapporteur of HR and FF of IPs – AIPP

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundation (here after AIPP), is a regional platform of Indigenous Peoples organizations coordinating and organizing campaign on issues affecting the indigenous peoples in Asia region. AIPP has received several alerts and reports of brutal assault on women that were on democratic protest demanding a complete review of the construction of Mapithel Dam in Manipur, India from human right activists and organizations, especially from Mapithel Dam Affected Village Organisation (MDVO) and Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR). The assault has left behind 44 injured and one in coma at the time of filing this ...

Synthesis of ICOLT Workshops (23-25 May 2007)

Achievements, Lessons Learned  • LT – prelim visit/training design, 2 ToTs, 6 LTs (support visit), instructors meeting (Mindanao), and Evaluation   • COT – prelim visit/training design, 2 ToTs, 2 COT (2 – 3 support visits) and Evaluation   • Lead Trainors need to have sufficient time to contact local partners to understand the local context and thus able to design the training according to the need of the organisation (6 months, invite partners of subsequent phase in RTNW)   • Local organisations also need sufficient time to be able to select suitable trainers and trainees esp COT (5-6 mths) ...

Problems and Issues of Garo and Koch Community in so-called Eco-Park Project of B’desh

-Sadia Drong   This case study is based on Bangladesh, mainly involving the Garo and Koch indigenous community. The Government with the help of the donors came up with a plan to destroy the forest diversity of these indigenous peoples area by the name of social forestry and so-called eco-park project which is destructive to their lifestyle. The indigenous peoples were oppressed, harassed, humiliated ever since forest department has been trying to take over their ancestral lands.