A research portal, news provider, and multimedia provider sponsored by the Bauu Institute and Press located in Boulder, Colorado, Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources has quickly become a leader in providing news stories, research articles, and multimedia information on indigenous peoples from around the world. Not only is IPIR being hailed by the scientific and academic community as a timely and powerful resource, but it is also fast becoming a go-to portal for indigenous peoples and groups, NGOs, students, and activists around the world.
On the occasion, Dr. Jones remarked, “Indigenous people today face numerous challenges, in some cases more than at any previous time. Large multi-national companies are extracting natural resources from indigenous people’s traditional homelands. Ecotourism is having an adverse effect on traditional indigenous cultural values. Climate change is now impacting indigenous peoples and their traditional lifeways on every continent. In order to help mitigate these ongoing and constant impacts, the Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources site was established to help empower indigenous peoples and those who work with indigenous peoples by providing news, research articles, videos, maps, jobs, grants and much more.”
The Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources site is a resource and information portal that acts as a form of social outreach for those who want to find out what is happening to the world’s indigenous peoples, as well as a means of providing information to the public about one of today’s central human rights issues.
A contributing organization for the Development Gateway Foundation, the site not only covers news stories from around the world, but also academic projects, case studies, videos and films, as well as listing jobs, conferences, workshops, and grants. Shedding more light on the nature of the site, Dr. Jones said, “Although there are a number of sites that cover a particular topic or indigenous group, this site is the first to attempt a holistic, global, multidisciplinary perspective. As a result, a larger understanding is developed as to the problems facing indigenous peoples around the world.”
Always seeking writers, contributors, news articles, academic papers, videos, and the like, the Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources site has ambitious plans for continued growth. Several collaborative projects are in development, and with the recent expansion of news coverage in Russia, Asia, and South America it is hoped that a positive impact can be made.
The Bauu Institute and Press is a science and applied research institute. Since 1998 the Institute has conducted a wide range of environmental, psychological, and social science projects. The Institute works on a range of local, state, federal, and tribal based levels, and is especially adept at working with indigenous peoples.