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3. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and African Societies Karl-Heinz Kohl Introduction Alongside the institutions of local, national and international law, the United Na- tions also plays an important role in currently on-going legal disputes in Ethiopia, as well as in other African nations, even though it does not want to interfere di- rectly in the internal affairs of these states. Since its direct interventions are strictly limited to peace-building activities and involve long and complicated bureaucratic procedures, one of the UN

Law into the Far West: Territorial Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Spatial Imagination in the Baptism of the Brazilian Nation-State (1930s-1940s) THIAGO DE AZEVEDO PINHEIRO HOSHINO/THIAGO FREITAS HANSEN »In mythical language, the earth became known as the mother of law.« (CARL SCHMITT) »[...] ›law‹, here, there, or anywhere, is part of a distinctive manner of imagining the real.« (CLIFFORD GEERTZ) FOREWORDS: MAPPING THE LEGAL IMAGINATION There is a saying in Portuguese: »a picture is worth a thousand words

Cartographic Explorations with Indigenous Peoples in Africa
Die kulturelle Identität der grönländischen Inuit im Spannungsfeld von Natur und Kultur
Ethnographic Perspectives on Limits of Participation and Multicultural Politics
Dealing with the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement in Canada
Indigene Strukturen in Mexiko zwischen lokaler Politik, globaler Wirtschaft und Kosmos
Diskurs und Dekolonialität
Series: Global Studies

territories. In mapping natural resources, morphology, environmental conflicts, cultural historical elements and many other aspects of the landscape and life, with the effective participation of indigenous peoples, it is becoming an important tool for territorial and environmental management of indigenous lands in Acre. The production of mental and geo-referenced maps, created through education, incorporates deep knowledge that indige- nous peoples have about their lands and their environment. The indigenous mapping as a process has contributed to indigenous people

The contestation over the indigenous in Africa The Ethiopian example DEREJE FEYISSA/MERON ZELEKE INTRODUCTION The discourse and related practices regarding the rights of indigenous peoples is considered ‘the last frontier’ in the human rights revolution, as it relates to those particular groups who have been left on the margins of development, who are perceived negatively by dominant mainstream development paradigms, and whose cultures and lives are subject to discrimination and contempt (Jackson/ Warren 2005). But the big elephant in the