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Amazon Alliance for Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin
The Amazon Alliance for Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin is an initiative born out of the partnership between indigenous and traditional peoples of the Amazon and groups and individuals who share their concerns for the future of the Amazon and its peoples. The eighty non-governmental organizations from the North and South active in the Alliance believe that the future of the Amazon depends on its peoples and the state of their environment.


OneWorld Guide to Indigenous Rights
contains tens of thousands of documents on indigenous rights from the partners' websites


Third World Network
Visit the Third World Network for papers on
- Declaration on indigenous peoples long overdue (Thalif Deen)
- Beijing Declaration of Indigenous Women
Yachai Wasi
YACHAY WASI, Inc. was approved by the United Nations on March 27, 1997 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). After 3 years of review, the officers of Yachay Wasi were thrilled for having been selected regardless of their small budget proving that dedication, initiative and work are really what matter in this new day of Civil Society.

1 - UN/NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples:
On Columbus Day 1991 at the United Nations, Eliane Lacroix-Hopson, International Romani Union-NGO/ECOSOC, co-sponsored a NGO Committee toward the 1993 UN International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples. The Year's theme was "Indigenous Peoples: A New Partnership". From the start, Marie Samuel, Mono Adventures (partnership with Luis Delgado), was invited to join the NGO Committee


The World Bank Group: Sub-Saharan Africa
Indigenous Knowledge for Development
Visit this site for information on
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Objectives of the World Bank Initatitive
  • Indigenous Knowledge Database
  • Resources
  • Networking
  • A Paper on 'Framework for Action


Descriptions have been taken and adapted from the web-sites linked to.