Indigenous Peoples

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Indigenous Peoples protect about 25% of the world's land surface.

Only a fraction of this is legally recognized. This injustice is compounded by the fact that Indigenous Peoples have a special relationship with their lands, territories, and resources, which are central to their cultures, livelihoods, spirituality, and continued existence as distinct peoples. 

Evidence shows that forests (and other ecosystems) managed by Indigenous Peoples are less likely to be deforested than similar lands by other forest users. If Indigenous Peoples have land rights over those forests, deforestation rates go down even further. 

The role that Indigenous Peoples have played as guardians of our planet benefits all of humanity is clear. 

But more importantly, it is their right to be there, without fear of expulsion and loss of control over their lands, territories and resources.

People's organisations led by Indigenous communities

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ILC's power shift in action

In solidarity with the multiple challenges Indigenous Peoples face every day, ILC's IP Platform is working to build and amplify a common voice and ensure tenure security for these communities worldwide.

Indigenous youth
resist land grabbing
in Bangladesh

“Our ancestors have lived on this land for hundreds of years. If they have to leave again, where will they go?” - Reng Young Mro, Indigenous Activist

their story

Ogiek Peoples win historic court battle

"The Ogiek people are able to remember the years we have lived in this forest. We have lived in this forest since god created time." - Wilson Memusi Ngusilo, Ogiek elder

their story

Miskitu women secure land rights in Nicaragua

"It is the fight for the respect of our territory, our land and Mother Earth. It is a common good that needs to be protected." - Rose Cunningham, Miskitu indigenous leader

their story

Learn more from ILC's toolkit on Indigenous Peoples and community land rights

( PDF 4.1 MB )

GLOBAL & REGIONAL INITIATIVES

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ GLOBAL PLATFORM

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LAND MARK

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GRUPO DE TRABAJO PUEBLOS INDÍGENAS Y DERECHOS TERRITORIALES

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Advancing Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights Recognition through Evidence-based Advocacy

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Africa: Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples

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#5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Indigenous peoples #Land rights defenders #Global #COVID-19 #Human Rights #news #Indigenous Peoples

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#Indigenous Peoples #Indigenous peoples #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Kenya #OPDP

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#Asia #Youth #India #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #7. Inclusive decision-making

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#Latin America & the Caribbean #Community Land Rights #Indigenous Peoples #3. Diverse tenure systems #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Nicaragua #CADPI

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A Common Right in Nicaragua

16 March 2016

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#Latin America & the Caribbean #National partnerships #Indigenous Peoples #Indigenous peoples #1. Secure tenure rights #2. Strong small-scale farming systems #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Argentina #Water management

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Dreaming of water in Argentina

15 November 2021

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#Asia #Youth #Indigenous Peoples #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #7. Inclusive decision-making #9. Effective actions against land grabbing #10. Protection for land rights defenders #Bangladesh #KAPAEENG

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#Latin America & the Caribbean #Land policy and multi-stakeholder dialogue #Legal assistance, legal empowerment and access to justice #Mapping and land registration #1. Secure tenure rights #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #7. Inclusive decision-making #Legal empowerment #Legal action #Indigenous peoples #Nicaragua #Community Land Rights #Participatory mapping #Policies and laws #WB

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#Briefs #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Global #Indigenous Peoples

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#Global #Land conflict resolution #Land policy and multi-stakeholder dialogue #Mapping and land registration #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #AIPP #Indigenous Peoples #FUNDAPAZ #JASIL #NAMATI #JKPP #XSF #FTIERRA #CADPI #CISEPA-PUCP #ILRI

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#Briefs #6. Locally managed ecosystems #Ecosystems #Global #3. Diverse tenure systems #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Indigenous Peoples

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#CCDA #Latin America & the Caribbean #Youth #Guatemala #Indigenous Peoples #Advocacy & campaigning #Establishment and strengthening of local institutions #Land conflict resolution #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #7. Inclusive decision-making #9. Effective actions against land grabbing