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The Aboriginal Connections website provides an organized list of links to websites on indigenous topics from around the world. Links are organized first by geographic location then by subject.
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa
The Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa was established by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in 2000. The Working Group is charged with examining the concept of indigenous peoples and communities in Africa, studying the implications of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and well-being of indigenous communities, and considering appropriate recommendations for the monitoring and protection of the rights of indigenous communities.
Amnesty International Indigenous Peoples Page
Amnesty International provides information on human rights topics related to indigenous peoples, with a focus on current news.
Center for World Indigenous Studies
The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is a nonprofit education and research organization that provides access to indigenous peoples knowledge and ideas and advocates for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples. CWIS also houses the Chief George Manuel Memorial Library, which contains over 100,000 full text documents, reports, and publications from American Indian nations and indigenous nations related to the social, political, economic, and human rights situations of indigenous peoples.
Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries, Convention No. 169 (1989)
This treaty is an update to Convention 107 and provides more protections for indigenous populations by seeking to improve their living conditions through education, employment, land rights, etc. while preserving their identity and culture as a separate group.
Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was established by the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Expert Mechanism provides the Human Rights Council with advice and research on the rights of Indigenous peoples, and suggests proposals for the Council’s consideration. These formal studies and advice reports can be accessed on the Expert Mechanism’s website, as can information and news related to the Expert Mechanism itself.
Fourth World Documentation Project
This site is by the Center for World Indigenous Studies and includes an archive of documents.
Indigenous Law Journal
The Indigenous Law Journal is a student-run legal journal at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. The Journal publishes articles regarding Indigenous legal issues. Journal content from 2002 to the present is available via:
Indigenous Legislation Database
The Inter-American Development Bank hosts this database of legislation for Latin American countries related to indigenous peoples. The legislation can be browsed by country and by theme. Laws are presented in the language of their country of origin (primarily Spanish).
Indigenous Nations & Peoples Law
This eJournal from the Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship at Syracuse University College of Law is available on the Social Science Research network (SSRN).
Indigenous Policy Journal
The Indigenous Policy Journal is from the Indigenous Policy Network and publishes articles concerning Native American and international Indigenous affairs, issues, events, nations, and groups.
International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples (S. James Anaya, Aspen Publishers 2009)
International Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples is a compilation of scholarly materials on international indigenous human rights. The text addresses issues such as self-determination, collective rights, lands and resources, and state responsibility for historical wrongs, as well as includes background information on the various international institutions that address indigenous issues and copies of the major international documents concerning indigenous peoples.
International Indian Treaty Council
The IITC is an organization of indigenous peoples from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean and the Pacific regions, who are working for the sovereignty and self-determination of indigenous peoples and the recognition and protection of indigenous rights, treaties, traditional cultures and sacred lands.
International Labour Organization - Indigenous and Tribal Peoples
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labor standards. The ILO webpage on indigenous and tribal peoples provides an overview of the ILO’s work with indigenous peoples. Information on the two binding Conventions related to indigenous peoples adopted by the ILO is provided. In addition, the webpage has links to related resources such as studies, guidelines, and training materials.
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) is an international human rights organization that focuses on issues related to indigenous peoples including human rights, self-determination, right to territory, control of land, and cultural integrity. The IWGIA publishes a wide range of materials about indigenous peoples’ rights and advocates for indigenous peoples in international forums.
Latin American Network Information Center
This website, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, provides links to websites focused on Indigenous peoples in Latin America. Links are organized by country and tribe. There are also links to regional and international resources. Many of the links are to non-English sites.
This website from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe provides full-text legislation for Western and Eastern European countries related to human rights and related topics such as elections, gender, and migration.
Organization of American States - Indigenous Peoples
The Indigenous Peoples page of the Organization of American States website details the Organizations actions regarding indigenous peoples and progress on the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education) is an indigenous peoples’ organization born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of indigenous peoples recognized, respected and protected worldwide.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2006 and passed by the General Assembly in 2007. The Declaration sets out the collective rights of indigenous peoples and affirms their right to maintain and strengthen their culture.
United Nations Human Rights Council, Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Expert Mechanism provides the Human Rights Council with thematic advice, in the form of studies and research, on the rights of Indigenous peoples as directed by the Council. The Expert Mechanism may also suggest proposals to the Council for its consideration and approval.
United Nations Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People
Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People promotes good practices, laws, government programs, and constructive agreements between indigenous peoples and states, to implement international standards concerning the rights of indigenous peoples, reports on the overall human rights situations of indigenous peoples in selected countries, addresses specific cases of alleged violations of the rights of indigenous peoples, and contributes to thematic studies on topics of special importance regarding the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples.
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Working Group on Indigenous Populations
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. It discusses indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health, and human rights. The UNPFII website provides information on Forum members, meetings, and actions, as well as links to U.N. documents related to indigenous peoples such as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
World Health Organization - Health and Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The World Health Organization (WHO) webpage on the Health and Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples contains information on WHOs work concerning indigenous peoples health, resolutions related to indigenous peoples, International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People reports, and a number of relevant WHO publications.
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