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Collection: Vol. 10, No. 4 (Fall 1997)
Convention 169 and the Implementation of the Peace Accords in Guatemala
Mayan groups in Guatemala have recognized Convention 169 as an important tool in negotiating peace with the government.
Negotiations on a Naval Base in Kuna Territory: Panama
The Kuna and Panamanian government have come into conflict over a proposed naval base on Kuna land to fight drug trafficking.
Indian-Peasant Protest for a New Democratic Order: Ecuador
The postponement of a National Constituent Assembly by the Ecuadorian government has elicited massive demonstrations from indigenous and campesino groups.
Alicia Canaviri talks to SAIIC about Women... Young People and Globalization in the Indigenous communities of Bolivia
Alicia Canaviri talks about teaching and training indigenous women and youth in professional development.
In Chile's Upper Biobio: the Battle Against the Ralco Hydroelectric Dam rages O as attacks on Pehuenche communities and the environment continue
Indigenous communities along the Biobio River continue to protest its construction on the grounds of community displacement and ecological ramifications.
Destruction of the Rain Forest- Imataca Reserve: Venezuela
The Venezuelan government has issued mining and lumber concessions within the Imataca Rain Forest Reserve, which will isolate indigenous communities. Doing so has violated national laws.
Indegenous peoples at the United Nations: How much influence do we have?
Indigenous communities have had an increasing amount of influence in the UN, encouraging change within the international community. However, more could be done, leading many to suggest the creation of a permanent forum.
the great Zapatista March- From Chiapas to Mexico City: September 8-16, 1997
Zapatistas have marched on Mexico City to protest the the militarization of indigenous regions, to demand the implementation of the San Andres Accords, and to renew peace talks.
An Introduction to Our New Executive Director: Laura Soriano Morales
Laura Soriano Morales is the new executive director of SAIIC
SAIIC Annual Board Retreat- August 29 - September 1, 1997
The SAIIC board of directors, staff, and interns went on a retreat to refocus their goals.
Recommended Publications and Events
SAIIC recommended publications and events for their readers.
A letter of thanks to volunteers, staff, and contributors to SAIIC.