Indigenous Information Network produces a bi-annual magazine Nomadic News, as well as occasional special reports. Some of the articles which were published in IIN magazines can be downloaded in pdf format from this page (you must have Adobe Reader to view these files). The full publications can be ordered by mail. Please download and print the IIN price list and order form and send it along with a cheque of the amount due to the address provided on the contact page.
Nomadic News Issue 5 – The Indigenous World (Published in 2003)
|Bringing an End to Indigenous Peoples’ Invisibility
From Our Origins to the Future: The Johannesburg Declarations
Indigenous Peoples’ Agenda on the Constitution
Right to Heritage, Preserving, and Promoting Cultural Diversity
The Kimberly Declaration
Nomadic News Issue 6 – Early Childhood Development and Care, Building On (Published in 2003)
|Community Schools face a Precarious Future
Empowering families to Better Living Conditions
The Importance of Early Child-care Programs
The Role Fathers Play in Child Development
Nomadic News Issue 7 – Resources in Indigenous Peoples’ Lands (Published in 2004)
|A Decade of Rhetoric for Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Forest Peoples Under Threat
Poverty Sets in as Mining Leads to Frustration in Tanzania
The Pokot Gold Rush
Women’s Status in Land Use and Management
Nomadic News Issue 8 – Indigenous Women, Biodiversity, and Traditional Knowledge (Published in 2004)
|Nairobi Declaration of the 2nd African Indigenous Women’s Conference
Negative Cultural Practices that Affect Our Indigenous Women
Participation of Indigenous Women in Conflict Prevention
Pastoralist Women as Peacemakers
Putting Together a Picture of Asian Indigenous Women
Nomadic News Issue 9 – Drought and the Impact on Pastoralist (Published in 2005)
|Environmental Issues Facing Pastoralist in Eastern Africa
Indigenous Strategies for Resource Use and Environmental Conservation
Profile: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Hon. Prof. Wangari Maathai
The Future of Traditional Pastoralists: Issues and Concerns
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Nomadic News Issue 10 – Alternative Basic Education For Karamoja (Published in 2005)
|A Community Initiative to Education of Pastoralist in Uganda
Early Child Care and Development
Education and the San of South Africa
Flying Over the Technological Divide
Strengths, Challenges and Gaps of Education Delivery
Nomadic News Issue 11 – HIV/AIDS and the Vulnerable Groups (Published in 2006)
|Aids: Who is to Blame?
Female Genital Multilation in Pokot Community
HIV/AIDS in Samburu and DolDol Kenya
Womens Health in a Sick World
Womens Rights and HIV/AIDS
Voices of the Rain Forest – East African Edition (Published in 2006)
Voices of the Rain Forest is an annual newsletter magazine produced by the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of Tropical Forests (IAITPTF). IAITPTF is a global umbrella organization with member organizations from all areas of the world acting as regional coordinator and secretary. Indigenous Information Network (IIN) coordinates the East African Region. Voice of the Rain Forest is produced quarterly by different regions to ensure full and effective participation of indigenous peoples from every corner of the world and to create awareness of the successful activities undertaken in different regions. These are a few articles from the edition of the newsletter magazine produced by IIN.
|Intellectual Property Rights: The Dangers and Benefits of Patenting
Our Indigenous Peoples in Dry Lands
SIMOO: Diversification and Conservation
Water for Life: The Challenges of Forest Conservation in Cherengany Hills
Nomadic News Issue 12 – Indigenous Peoples and the Stressed Environment (Published in 2007)
|Benefiting from our African Lakes
Columbia Indigenous Peoples Resist Palm Oil
From Dawn to dusk
Refugees and the Environment
Who Does the Biofuel Business Benefit
The Environmental News, Indigenous Peoples’ Perspective – Concern on Climate Change (Published in 2007)
Environmental News is a new publication which is the sister magazine to Nomadic News. As environmental issues become more pressing and have an increasingly devastating affect on the lands and lives of indigenous peoples, it is crucial to draw attention to these issues and explore ways of saving our environment. This first edition of Environmental News brings stories from key environmental activists around the world and from indigenous peoples who are forced to adapt to the rapidly changing climate.
|Changing the Climate: Why Women’s Perspectives Matter
Marakwet’s Forest Under Threat: Challenges, Solutions and the Importance of Education
The Forest Act No. 7 of 2005
Indigenous Briefs – 16th Session of Commission on Sustainable Development: Africa (Published in 2008)
The 16th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development was held in New York in May 2008. This year, the session was dedicated to reviewing issues related to Agriculture, Rural Development, Land, Drought, Desertification and Africa. Indigenous Briefs is a collection of issue papers examining these topics from African indigenous perspectives. It was distributed at various CSD-16 meetings, and is reproduced here in full.
Kutoka neno hadi vitendo (Published in 2008)
In 2007, Indigenous Peoples’ Network for Change Project (IPNC) published a booklet entitled From Text to Action. The purpose of this booklet wasto provide basic information on the Convention on Biological Diversity that indigenous peoples can easily understand and use to advance their rights. It also examined aspects of the CBD of particular interest to indigenous peoples, and some of the strategies employed to participate in the CBD process. In 2008, IIN translated this text into Kiswahili, and Kutoka neno hadi vitendo was born. The translation and distribution of this text ensures that the valuable information therein is more easily accessible to East African indigenous peoples. The entire Kiswahili text is available below.
Kutoka neno hadi vitendo
Indigenous Case Studies from Asia (Published in 2008)
In May 2008, representatives from Indigenous Information Network and from Indigenous organizations worldwide convened in Bonn, Germany for the Ninth Conference of Parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity. This booklet is a collection of case studies examining biodiversity from an Indigenous perspective. The papers published in this report were originally presented at the Third Asia Regional Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity, and were reprinted for distribution at the CBD.
Indigenous Case Studies from Asia
East African Regional Preparatory Workshop for the 9th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Published in 2008)
From March 9th to 12th, 2008, Indigenous Information Network held a preparatory workshop for the 9th COP of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This report is a synopsis of the presentations, discussions, conclusions reached and questions raised at this workshop.
East African Regional Preparatory Workshop for the CBD
Recommendations from the Preparatory Workshops/Recommandations des Ateliers Preparatoires (Published in 2008)
Prior to the 9th Conference of Parties for the Convention on Biological Diversity, two preparatory workshops were held for Indigenous participants; one in Nairobi, Kenya and one in Bujumbura, Burundi. This publication is a synopsis of all the recommendations that were made at both these workshops. This booklet, written in both English and French, was distributed at the CBD conference in Germany.
CBD Recommendations/Recommandations pour la CDB