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A Civil society approach to security: Insights from global Indigenous advocacy

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(Thesis) M.A.
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This thesis entails a case study of the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB) as a model for promoting and protecting Indigenous security internationally. Data was collected from primary documents published by the APIB between 2013 and 2021. Three major findings can be drawn. The data corroborates with the literature in that the protection of Indigenous land rights is paramount for Indigenous security; accordingly, the APIB's efforts to promote land rights reaffirm its significance in the struggle against violence towards Indigenous peoples in Brazil. Moreover, given the deep-rooted disconnect between decision-makers and Indigenous groups, the APIB's initiatives to promote Indigenous political participation and prior consultation have increased Indigenous peoples' influence in matters of security. Finally, the APIB has been a key player in monitoring Brazil's attitudes towards Indigenous peoples, often acting as a deterrent against the looming regression of Indigenous security in the current political context.
78 pages.
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Thesis advisor: MacKenzie, Megan
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