Chapter 2: Regional Indigenous rights and the (dis)contents of translation: a view from Latin America
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In the international community, translating Indigenous Peoples' claims into rights requires a degree of synthesis, often with the help of outsiders. Non-Indigenous advocates must be careful not to misinterpret Indigenous claims, nor to replace Indigenous voices with their own, but these engagements offer opportunities for strategic thinking, since novel strategies can be borrowed from external contexts. In this chapter, I present lessons in Indigenous rights advancement from the Latin American context, highlighting three areas: the plurality of challenges in Latin America including but beyond property rights, the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights beyond property rights, and the 2016 American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Latin America has demonstrated that advances in Indigenous self-determination can be achieved by extending recognition beyond rights to land and other resources and by moving towards language about control and autonomy. I argue that Anglophone scholars should watch this space.

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Edited by Dwight Newman