Publications

Nepal: Free, Prior, And Informed Consent Protocol

An Indigenous expert, the FPIC & Rights Forum, NEFIN-Lamjung, and LAHURNIP jointly carried out field work in Dhamil Kuwa and Archalbot in Lamjung among non-Indigenous communities, and in Ghermu in Lamjung and Taal in Manang among Indigenous Peoples from 24 to 29 April 2019. Accountability Counsel, as requested by LAHURNIP, researched and shared FPIC protocols, …

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Nepal: Position Paper on Indigenous Women’s Land Rights

We, the indigenous women of Nepal have come up with this position paper on indigenous women’s land rights in order to develop common understanding on our collective and individual land rights and to make our positions on indigenous women’s land rights clear to the state and the government (federal, province and local), private companies, non-governmental …

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Climate Justice for Indigenous Women: Urgency and Way Forward

This policy brief is the outcome of the researches on ‘Climate and Gender Justice for Indigenous Women’ conducted in four countries namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (Mishkin 2019; Sen 2019; SODA 2019; Van 2019; Zin 2019) and Climate Smart Women Connect (CSWC) conference held in Bangkok from 2-4 December 2019. The commissioned researches brought …

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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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