1: D6: Land Grabbing: Accessing Information to Protect Property Rights of Indigenous People

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2: Ukraine focusing on the Tatar people D6 Hot Topic - Monday, July 14, 2:30-3:45 PM - 75 minutes long.



Land Grabbing: Accessing Information to Protect Property Rights of Indigenous People




1)      Participants will learn the legal history of land grabbing, the legal issues surrounding it, current practice, and how it affects indigenous peoples in various parts of the world, with a focus on North America.


2)      Participants will be introduced to a wide variety of inter-governmental, non-governmental, and local organizations that work on property issues, as well as the best print and electronic resources with legal content that are relevant to Indigenous Nations in the Americas.


3)      Participants will discuss the new Library of Congress classification scheme for Native American law (KIA-KIX), including where literature on land grabbing fits into LC classification.


As the recent events in Russia and Ukraine illustrate, the issue of land grabbing is widespread and very much alive, but it is not relegated to foreign lands. The United States has a long history of land grabbing. Last year the U.S. government implemented the Land Buy-Back Program targeting Indian fractionated land consolidation with the intent to remedy past wrongs; its effectiveness is widely discussed and debated. This program will clarify the complicated legal concept and current practice of land grabbing. Presenters will provide an overview of land grabbing with a particular focus on the U.S., including history, current practice, legality, and the effect on Indigenous Nations today. They will include an explanation of the trust relationship between the U.S. government and Indian land; and will discuss where literature on land grabbing fits into the LC Classification scheme. They will also share information and resources available on this subject matter including both domestic and international non-governmental organizations working on this important issue.


Who should attend:


Librarians who are interested in property rights, human rights, and indigenous issues; those who work with colleagues involved with these issues, or serve patrons from indigenous communities; foreign and international law librarians; collection development librarians and catalogers.


Comments (1)

tmiguel said

at 12:33 pm on Jul 7, 2014

Introductory visual from Slate: Interactive Time Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres from Native Americans

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