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date: 16 July 2019

Indigenous Peoples  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Dennis S. ERASGADennis S. ERASGA

Due to their dependence on natural resources anchored to development activities, indigenous peoples are forced to adopt environmental practices currently considered unsustainable. Their struggles in India, China, and Southeast Asia epitomize the intricate nexus of sustainability, development practices, and indigenous resource management. Indigenous peoples are rendered resilient, however, by their knowledge systems and rights-based aspirations, both key to sustainability. Consequently, they can be powerful partners for institutions and governments facing sustainability challenges. ...

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