The rights of Indigenous People is an area of intense discussion at the first global Indigenous Peoples' Forum.
Often those rights are considered to be related to land ownership and similar entitlements connected with physical space.
During the regional working group session, an interesting and very constructive perspective was introduced by Rufina Peters of the Institute of National Affairs (INA) of PNG. She proposed looking at the rights of Indigenous People as traditional owners of Natural Resources.
This perspective has many implications. What do you think? What organisations or projects have experience working with Indigenous People in this context? Please contribute to this discussion by adding your comments below.
The first global Indigenous Peoples' Forum is being held at IFAD Headquarters in Rome, 11&12 February, 2013.