This yearbook contains the most comprehensive update on the current
situation of indigenous peoples and the human rights and other
international processes related to indigenous peoples. With
contributions from both indigenous as well as non-indigenous
scholars and activists, The Indigenous World 2005 provides an
overview of crucial developments that have impacted on the
indigenous peoples during the past twelve months. It includes
region and country reports and updated information on the
international processes relating to indigenous peoples' such as
for example the Draft Declaration on Indigenous Peoples'
Rights, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and the work of
the Special Rapporteur. It also brings updated information on
regional processes such as the African Commission on Human and
Peoples' Rights, the Organization of American States (OAS) and
the Arctic Council.