The Ties that Bind: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Governance
Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives, 2009
51 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2008
Date Written: September 3, 2008
Canvassing practices in many countries, this chapter analyses the relationships between Indigenous peoples and environmental governance. It examines the environmental values and practices of Indigenous peoples, primarily in order to assess their implications for the Indigenous stake in environmental governance. It identifies at least six major theories or perspectives concerning Indigenous environmental values and practices. Secondly, the chapter reviews the legal norms and governance tools that structure Indigenous involvement in environmental management, in order to assess their relative value for Indigenous stakeholders and implications for sustainable utilisation of natural resources.
Keywords: Environmental law, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous resource rights, legal pluralism, traditional environmental knowledge.
JEL Classification: K39
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