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The dynamics of emerging ethnicities : immigrant and indigenous ethnogenesis in confrontation (click for full record) Los pueblos indígenas en el orden internacional (click for full record) Pueblos indígenas : normas internacionales y marcos nacionales (click for full record)
The indigenous world 1999-2000 (click for full record) Nomadic news, Issue 1, 2003 (click for full record) Constitución y derechos indígenas (click for full record)
Indigenous affairs, No. 4, 2003 (click for full record) La situación de los derechos humanos de los indígenas en las Américas (click for full record) Operationalizing the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination (click for full record)

International Day of the 
World's Indigenous People

9 August 2004


By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the General Assembly decided to celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 9 August every year during the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People. This date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. The goal of the International Decade is to strengthen international cooperation for the solution of problems faced by indigenous people in such areas as human rights, the environment, development, education and health. The Coordinator of the Decade is the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.  

In April 2000, the Commission on Human Rights adopted a resolution to establish the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which was endorsed by the Economic and Social Council in resolution 2000/22 of 28 July 2000. The mandate of the Permanent Forum is to discuss indigenous issues related to culture, economic and social development, education, the environment, health and human rights.

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The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Center for World Indigenous Studies

Cultural Survival

Fundación Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Indian Law Resource Center

Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Information Network

Inter-American Development Bank - Indigenous Peoples and Community Development

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs

Latin American Network Information Center - Resources on Indigenous Peoples

Survival International


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