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Indigenous Peoples

The human rights of indigenous peoples are wide-ranging, encompassing rights to self-determination, non-discrimination, and protection of their collective identities, lands, and cultures.

Data collection and disaggregation concerning indigenous peoples is often inadequate and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous People’s Rights notes challenges including regional differences defining what constitutes “indigenous,” “tribal,” or “ethnic group,” migrations of people, and limited access due to conflicts. The group stressed the importance of empowerment and participation in all stages of data collection, including planning, implementation, analysis and dissemination, access, and return. One example of this, the NGO Digital Democracy, has worked with marginalized communities, empowering them with methods for self-determination in collecting, analyzing, and visualizing their data.

LandMark is an online mapping platform for information on collective land and natural resource rights of indigenous peoples around the world.

The Indigenous Rights organization Tebtebba has compiled Indicators Relevant for Indigenous Peoples: A Resource Book.