Indigenous People Should Be At ‘Center Of International Development Efforts’
The Guardian: Why are indigenous people left out of the sustainable development goals?
Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) in Bogotá
“…The slow erosion of indigenous people is one of the world’s greatest ongoing tragedies, and for all the shifting paradigms evident in the new set of goals, the clash between so-called development and dignity for indigenous people appears to be very much here to stay. After centuries spent on the underside of history, indigenous people deserve a duty of care from the international community, and recognition of what they offer. Next month’s World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is a perfect opportunity to right this wrong and to put them at the center of international development efforts, rather than as an afterthought” (8/14).