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"Self-development occurs to the extent that indigenous peoples have the autonomy to decide on their future, and this is only possible when indigenous peoples own, dominate and above all, have control over the territory”
Representative of the Nasa people
, Cauca, Colombia.

Welcome to our Documentation Centre

In this section you will find useful training and study materials on current issues about indigenous communities. All included documents are published subject to their respective authors’ rights. All documents and materials created by Almáciga are under a Creative Commons license.

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From 17 to 19 June 2011, it was held in Jokkmokk, Sámpi (sami territory) the Terra Madre Indígena meeting. The international movement Terra Madre and Slow Food is addressed to promote the respect towards the sustainable food production systems, including traditional uses.
More information about it at: http://www.terramadre.info/indigenous

Published in News
Friday, 24 June 2011 10:03

Presentations and support materials

Almáciga makes available for indigenous and support organizations presentations and materials that can be used in training and education on the rights of indigenous peoples. We hope they are useful. You can access the documents through the links included in the bottom of this article.

Monday, 23 May 2011 10:47

CD sobre pueblos indígenas y CDB

El presente CDRom, elaborado con el apoyo de la FUNDACIÓN BIODIVERSIDAD, está concebido como una herramienta para las comunidades y organizaciones indígenas y organizaciones de apoyo que desean desarrollar sus propios materiales o realizar talleres de capacitación sobre el Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CDB) en relación con los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. Contiene materiales de referencia y presentaciones de Power Point con materiales informativos complementarios para poder elaborar talleres adaptados a las diferentes organizaciones. Puede acceder a los documentos pulsando los links al final de este artículo.

Monday, 23 May 2011 10:47

Protected areas

The traditional concept of conservation, which turns biodiversity and human activity into mutually excluding concepts, has had devastating effects for those communities who have historically lived in territories where protected areas have been established: forced movements, loss of traditional means of survival, accelerated poverty processes and loss of identity. Currently, there are more than 100,000 protected areas worldwide, most of them established on ancestral indigenous territories, rich in biodiversity. Related documentation can be accessed through the links listed at the bottom of this article.

Published in Reference materials
Monday, 23 May 2011 10:44

Convention on Biological Diversity


The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral environmental treaty adopted during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Although the CBD is an international agreement labeled as “environmental”, i.e. dealing with biological diversity and life in the environment, as a consequence of its subject-matter being so wide, and given its approach, it goes further beyond the reach of what was considered purely environmental. The CBD has an impact on broad sectors of peoples’ life, as in economy and other social issues.

Documents and materials on the convention can be accessed through the links listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, in the “training materials” section of this page you can find specific training materials regarding CBD and indigenous peoples.

Published in Reference materials
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