Indigenous Peoples' Rights

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This title examines one of the world's critical issues, indigenous peoples' rights. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. Indigenous peoples such as Native Americans, African Bushmen, and Australian and Taiwanese Aborigines, Indian ?div?s?s are discussed in detail. Issues surrounding indigenous peoples such as economic challenges, poverty, preservation of language and culture, introduction of new diseases, removal of children, disease, discrimination, confiscation of natural resources from indigenous peoples' lands, and the urge to assimilate are discussed. Legislation and programs that address indigenous peoples and their rights such as Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia (CIDOB), Fair Trade, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International, World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Fair Trade Federation (FTF), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Lakota Language Consortium (LLC) are also introduced. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of indigenous peoples' rights. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF052020, JNF052040, JNF038000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Character Education, Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2011-08-01
ISBN 9781617831355, 9781617878541
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 323.11
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Accelerated Reader® Quiz NOT AR
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Indigenous People's Rights (Essential Issues) – School Library Journal

Marsico provides a broad overview of indigenous cultures from around the globe before delving into the common problems faced by many of them and outlining possible solutions, with a particular focus on the pros and cons of fair-trade initiatives. This book will give beginners a strong foundation in the subject, but even students who may be familiar with a few of the cultures discussed will gain a more comprehensive global perspective and acquire insight into the common predicaments faced by peoples who may seem quite different at first glance.

Author: Katie Marsico