Indigenous Peoples – Keepers of our past – custodians of our future by Erica-Irene Daes (IWGIA, 2008)

Posted on April 1, 2009. Filed under: Human Rights | Tags: , , , |

Erica-Irene Daes is an academic and international lawyer of great repute. She has been defending the right of indigenous peoples internationally for many decades. She has fought for for their legitimisation via inclusion within United Nations bodies and processes.  A battle that has been hard fought but with sweet triumphs.

This work is a culmination of her experiences over some 20 years and the path the UN itself has travelled in the last 30 to bridge a gap between little to no recognition in the UN system to now being at the forefront.

This book acts as a solid historical record from an active actor in indigenous affairs. Replete with legal principles, cultural heritage and meaning backed up by various case studies, this is a book that is held in high regards by those working in the field of social justice.

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