Publications

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. They also share historical experience of political domination, discrimination and exploitation through processes of colonization and nation-state building. Many Indigenous Peoples are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world in terms of human security and attained level of basic needs. ...

AIPP’s briefing paper for HLPF 2019

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?”. The e-version of the briefing paper is available for download here.

AIPP’s Handbook on Extractive Industries and FPIC of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples face many questions and challenges when confronted with mining activities in their communities. What are extractive industries and mining? What laws govern mining in their country? What are the requirements and obligations of companies engaged in mining? What happens in the process of mining and what are its social, environmental and economic impacts? What are the rights of indigenous peoples in relation to extractive industries? What legal instruments can be used to assert these rights? What is free prior and informed consent (FPIC)? What steps should be taken in obtaining FPIC? How can indigenous communities engage and participate ...

Role and contribution of indigenous women in water management: Case study of Cambodia and Vietnam

During recent decades the forest covered upland territories in Mekong sub-region have become the target of both state and private forms of exploitation. The rush to extract resources from forests, land, water and soil has impoverished Indigenous Peoples, endangered their livelihoods and their cultural and spiritual lives, harmed their well being and impaired their development. Confronted with commercial farming and large plantations, logging and extractive industries, large infrastructure projects such as hydropower dams or new transportation axes, often accompanied a massive influx of non-indigenous settlers and/or massive community displacement, indigenous groups are struggling all over the sub-region to assert their ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Good Practices in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Case studies of indigenous Karen community of Hak-kia village in Northern Thailand and Taloctoc tribe in Northern Philippines.

In varying degrees, climate change is defnitely and irreversibly affecting ways of life and survival of people globally that it is a major focus and concern in international, regional and national conversations and dialogues in terms of policies and strategies. Central to the discourse is the role of indigenous peoples with their sustainable practices and traditional knowledge of natural elements, whose identity is intimately linked to land, who have minimal or least contribution to climate change, yet bear its impact and adverse effects. While world leaders, policy makers, conservationists and environmentalists seek new paradigms and programmes to deal with climate ...

A Briefing Paper: Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation

Resiliency and indigenous peoples have become terms that define each other. Resilience being the ability and capacity to cope and recover from abrupt or unexpected change has been proven and illustrated in various occasions in many parts of the planet by indigenous peoples in varying levels of organisation and capacity. They have shown remarkable confidence and persistence to adjust their systems and practices to changes and circumstances that impact on them, and still manage to maintain their particular and distinct identity. This has always been proven and demonstrated with their adjustment and adaptation to the effects and consequences of climate ...

Good practices on the empowerment of indigenous youth leaders in Asia

The indigenous youths’ empowerment and dynamic participation are crucial and decisive because as social catalysts, their voices must be amplified in various levels and avenues where policies and decisions that concern indigenous peoples are being made. They are at a historical juncture where their engagement matters and their initiatives are appreciated and encouraged. In this book’s case studies, there are significant similarities in context and historical backgrounds on the birth of indigenous youth organizations and emergence and empowerment of indigenous youth leaders. The five organizations namely, Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA), Youth Federation of Indigenous Nationalities in Nepal (YFIN), Karbi ...

Radio Program Guide on the UNDRIP

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) believes that media has an important role to play in the promotion and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights as well as their inclusive participation in decision making and social equity. With this belief, AIPP established the Indigenous Voices in Asia Network (IVAN) as a platform to promote solidarity and cooperation among journalists and indigenous activists in advancing and defending media freedom, freedom of information, indigenous peoples’ rights and democracy in Asia. Through the network, AIPP has been empowering indigenous media professionals and rights activists through capacity building activities, engaging with national and regional government bodies for greater access to ...

Leaving No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples

Do you want to know more about Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development from the perspective of Indigenous Peoples? Have you read this newest publication titled: Leaving No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples by AIPP and SIL LEAD, Inc.? The simple book is a NEW ARRIVAL! It is based on the animation video, titled “Leave No One Behind – SDGs and Indigenous Peoples” produced by AIPP in partnership with the Digital Mixes and was launched during AIPP 7th General Assembly in September 2016. Are you interested to translate the book into your own languages? Go to www.bloomlibrary.org and search ...