Report on Edinburgh Conference on Africa’s Indigenous Peoples: ‘First Peoples’ or ‘Marginalized Minorities’?

May 2000
Robin Palmer (Oxfam GB Land Policy Adviser)

Short report on Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh annual international conference. Its focus was on the highly marginalized hunter-gatherers and forest people who are increasing in number but are heavily discriminated against and are losing many struggles for land. They are often invisible to donors. Discusses international efforts to support indigenous rights and the difficulty of applying this concept in Africa. Lists the papers presented at the conference.