Publications

Traditional Amchi Practices among Indigenous Communities in Nepal

The Amchis have been contributing significantly to public healthcare in the remote  mountains of Nepal. Amchi tradition has been the most reliable means of ensuring good health of  indigenous communities for generations. In many parts of Nepal, Amchis are the sole healthcare  providers. However, due to rising influence of the western medicines and migration of …

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Water Management in the Trans-Himalaya Rain Shadow of Lo-menthang: The Kghyamba System Steers Irrigation Practice for Lhoba People

This case study unravels the example of how a customary institution is embedded in the social and physical uniqueness of a community of indigenous peoples. It demonstrates the value of recognizing and safeguarding the customary institutions and knowledge of indigenous peoples. This case study presents the facts—how the knowledge system and customary institutions of indigenous …

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Politics of Resistance: Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in partnership with Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Tamalpais Trust Fund has published ‘Politics of Resistance Indigenous Peoples and the Nepali State.’ This book presents the concerns of the Indigenous Peoples from a new angle, asks new questions on distance and disagreements between the state and the Indigenous Peoples, and …

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Situation on Lands, Territories and Resources of Indigenous Peoples in Asia Bangladesh, China, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Timor Leste and Vietnam

In this study, ten countries are covered and their experiences are additional insights and lessons to understand better the context and condition of indigenous peoples and bring about a better perspective that will address their issues and concerns. Click here to download. Like this article? Share on facebook Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share …

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Status of Indigenous Peoples’ lands, territories and resources in Asia

Indigenous Peoples, because of their subordination and distinctiveness from mainstream cultures and polities, have been and still are subjected to gross human rights violations, systematic racism, discrimination, and dispossession. The experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Asia are very similar to the social and political processes observed by indigenous peoples in other parts of the world. …

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INDIA: Millions of Indigenous Peoples on the verge of losing their homelands again

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) prepared a booklet about India’s Supreme Court’s order of 13 February 2019 challenging the constitutional validity of Forest Rights Act (FRA) directed the State governments to ensure the eviction of all forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers from forest lands whose claims under the Act have been …

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Participation for empowerment: How are indigenous peoples faring in the SDGs?

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) prepared a briefing paper for the High-Level Political Forum 2019 on Sustainable Development. It is titled “Participation for empowerment: How are indigenous peoples faring in the SDGs?”. Click here to download the briefing paper. Like this article? Share on facebook Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share on Twitter Share …

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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)’s Handbook: Extractive Industries and Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous

The first part of the Handbook gives an overview of extractive industries and mining in Southeast Asia. It reviews national legal frameworks in relation to mining and indigenous peoples, particularly in Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia. The three countries were selected as the focus of this handbook because of the significant contribution of mining to the …

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