The Indigenous Space and Marginalized Peoples in the United Nations
Jens Dahl
Palgrave Macmillan, December 2012 | ISBN: 9781137280534

This book analyzes how the indigenous space has been constructed within the confines of the UN. It argues that indigenous peoples in the UN have achieved more than any other group of people, minorities included, and traces this to the ability of indigenous peoples to create consensus among themselves; the establishment of an indigenous caucus; and the construction of a global indigenousness in a continuously developing process in which contentious relationships and symbols have been constructed, reformulated, negotiated and re-negotiated internally and with the states. In this process “indigenous peoples” have developed as a category and an evolving concept. The author further looks into the ability of different indigenous representatives to make an impact on the UN processes and use achievements for purposes at home. Further information …