Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine

What Chance For Self-Determination? Farmers and foragers in the forests of northeastern Democratic of Congo

WHAT CHANCE FOR SELF-DETERMINATION? Farmers and foragers in the forests of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Visions of the Future: The Prospect for Reconciliation

Reconciliation, like self-determination, is a buzz word in Indigenous circles. The co-existence of different cultures within a single, modern pluriethnic state, requires agreed upon understandings of the meanings of these terms - but this poses a problem for those Indigenous peoples who have adopted the rhetoric of self-determination as it applies in international law.

To Contact or Not? The Jarwas Of The Andaman Islands

A cluster of 306 islands in the Bay of Bengal makes up India's territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Plane loads of tourists come to the airport at Port Blair to see the tropical rain forests and coral reefs in a place that is rapidly becoming the ecotourism hotspot of India.

The Indigenous People of the Caribbean

Sponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History and emerging from a conference organized by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council, this volume brings together the researchers from three subdisciplines under one cover: archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology.

Plan de Vida - an Indigenous initiative for cultural survival

Modernity, Ethnicity and Development from the `Outside'

Our Land, Our Life, Our Culture: The Indigenous Movement In Guyana

One of the strategies which Indigenous peoples have employed effectively to bind people together politically is a strategy which asks that people imagine a future, that they rise above present day situations which are generally depressing, dream a new dream and set a new vision.

Orang Asli Self-Determination and the Control of Resources

Orang Asli is the collective term for the 19 sub-groups of `first peoples' in Peninsular Malaysia. Numbering 105,000 in 1997, or a mere 0.5 per cent of the Malaysian population, the Orang Asli are largely forest or agriculture based, although several individuals have achieved levels of educational and economic success comparable to those of the dominant population.

Mohawk Warrior Leader, Ronald 'Lasagna' Cross

Ronald `Lasagna' Cross died on November 1, 1999, at age 41, from a fatal heart attack. Cross is best known for his role and involvement in the Oka Crisis of 1990 in Quebec, Canada. As a high profile member of the Mohawk Warrior Society, Cross was the center point of the 1990 standoff that occurred between the Mohawks from Kanehsatake and the Quebec provincial police.

Into the Life of the Nation: Use and Self-Determination among Traditional Pume Hunter-Gatherers in Venezuela

Into the Life of the Nation: Use and Self-Determination among Traditional Pumé Hunter-Gatherers in Venezuela Introduction

Health, Disease and Survival: A Biomedical and genetic Analysis of the Orang Asli of Malaysia

Adela Baer's new title on the Orang Asli: Health, Disease and Survival: A Biomedical and Genetic Analysis of the Orang Asli of Malaysia, is a welcome addition to a field that is still plagued by glaring data gaps and misconceptions.

Can Local Communities Conserve Wildlife?

Somewhere in Zimbabwe's northern Zambezi Valley, a local farmer is wielding torches defending his only source of livelihood from a herd of hungry elephants. It is likely that these pachyderms will win the contest, unless the farmer resorts to the use of his rifle. Luckily, the farmer's neighbors join his efforts and together they effectively scare the herd back into the bush.

The Ainu: Beyond the Politics of Cultural Coexistence

In 1899 the Japanese parliament enacted the Hokkaido Former Aborigines Protection Act, a law designed to achieve the assimilation of the Ainu population of northern Japan. The paradoxes of this piece of legislation are evident even from its title.

Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion: for those unborn.

In this book Robin Wright brings together more than two decades of his ethnographic and archival research on the relationships between Baniwa religion, history, and social action in the Brazilian Northwest Amazon.

In The Hands Of The Government: The Last Maasai Journey

On January 27, 1979 in the early morning, my father Dopoi Olol-Dapash summoned me to his o'rrippie - a Maasai elder's retirement hut. The morning was bright, cool and a crisp gentle breeze blew into my face as I walked towards the secluded hut that my father had lived for the past thirteen years.

Australia At The Crossroads

In Australia, the English settlers neither enacted nor even contemplated a treaty with the indigenous Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders prior to the 1970s.

Alaska Natives: Waves Of Change

With these words thundering above the roar of the river, a Tlingit elder of Southeast Alaska challenged his young followers to ponder on the significance of the waves of change surging across their homeland and revolutionizing their world. Should the listeners be able to answer his questions the elder reasoned they could find the solutions to the cultural survival of Alaska Native people.

Reviving Caribs: Recognition, Patronage and Ceremonial Indigeneity in Trinidad and Tobago

THE RESURGENCE and reorganization of the Santa Rosa Carib Community (SRCC) in the city of Arima, Trinidad, raises certain contentious issues where reconciliation and self-determination are concerned, not least of which is the problem of how to define "Indigenous" in Trinidad.