Indigenous Peoples and human rights: a continuing emergency

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Indigenous Peoples, numbering more than 476 million in some 90 countries and about 5000 groups and representing a great part of the world's human diversity and cultural heritage, continue to raise major controversies and to face threats to their physical and cultural existence. The seminar will explore the complex historic circumstances and political actions that gave rise to the international Indigenous movement through the human rights agenda and thus also produced a global Indigenous identity in all continents over the past fifty years. Centered on the themes laid out in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), we will examine how Indigenous Peoples have been contesting and reshaping norms, institutions and global debates, questioning and gradually decolonizing international institutions and how they have contributed to some of the most important contemporary debates. Is the emergency of Indigenous Peoples just a question about "them"?

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