Indigenous Struggles

Indigenous people represent ethnic groups with deep historical roots to their land. They have suffered huge economic, territorial and cultural consequences of colonization. Under globalization, indigenous people's communities are threatened. These communities, many still living in resource rich areas of the planet, have systemically been targeted for disempowerment and displacement by these new global economic forces. In recent years, indigenous people have effectively mobilized against the destructive impacts of neoliberal colonization.

Keywords: cultural survival, bio-piracy, intellectual property rights, extractive industries