The Land Within: Indigenous Territory and the Perception of Environment

1st Edition

Alexandre Surralles, Pedro Garcia Hierro

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Published December 16, 2005
Reference - 277 Pages
ISBN 9788791563119 - CAT# Y372540
Series: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

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Summary

By describing the fabric of relationships indigenous peoples weave with their environment, The Land Within attempts to define a more precise notion of indigenous territoriality. A large part of the work of titling the South American indigenous territories may now be completed but this book aims to demonstrate that, in addition to management, these territories involve many other complex aspects that must not be overlooked if the risk of losing these areas to settlers or extraction companies is to be avoided.

Alexandre Surralls holds a doctorate in anthropology from the School for Higher Studies in Social Sciences and is a researcher on the staff of the National Centre for Scientific Research. Pedro Garca Hierro is a lawyer from Madrid Complutense University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He has worked with various indigenous organizations, on issues related to the identification and development of collective rights and the promotion of intercultural democratic reforms.

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