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Politics in the VernacularNationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship$
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Will Kymlicka

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199240981.001.0001

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Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice

Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice

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(p.133) 7 Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice
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Politics in the Vernacular
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Will Kymlicka (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199240981.003.0008

This chapter explores the rights of indigenous peoples within the context of social justice and environmental protection. It argues that although indigenous peoples have inherent rights to self-determination, this does not absolve them from redistributive obligations. It presents two ways in which principles of justice can be adapted to accommodate that situation of indigenous peoples: extra resources may be required to rectify the disadvantages they face as minority cultures; indigenous peoples should be free to decide how to manage their traditional lands in accordance with the principles of justice.

Keywords:   indigenous peoples, social justice, environmental justice, indigenous rights, environmental protection, redistributive obligation

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