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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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Our Lifeways, Our Survival: Indigenous Peoples Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources

For indigenous peoples, lands, territories and resources are fundamental to their existence not only because those are the basis for their livelihoods but also are related to their culture, identity, traditional knowledge, customary laws and spiritual belief. This relationship has existed since time immemorial. Because of the interdependent relationship between indigenous peoples and their surround …

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[FAO-Voluntary Guidelines] Responsible Governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food …

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Indigenous Peoples in Asia: Common Experiences and Issues

As identified by the participants at the workshop on The Concept of Indigenous Peoples in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 1-3, 2006. We are the indigenous peoples of Asia. We have lived in our territories alongside other peoples who in the course of history have come to dominate us. Our history has been questioned and …

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