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Annotated List of Reference Documents

  1. Burton, Linda (2003) Participatory and Collaborative Cultural Resource Auditing Among the Indigenous Communities of Northern Mindanao in "Cultural Diversity and Indigenous Peoples: Oral, Written Expressions and New Technologies". CD-Rom produced by UNESCO in 2004.
  2. Clark, I., Sutherland, J., and Young, G. (1995) Mapping Culture - A Guide for Cultural and Economic Development in Communities. AGPS: Canberra.
  3. Crawhall, Nigel (2001) Written in the Sand: Auditing and Managing Cultural Resources with Displaced Indigenous Peoples. South African San Institute in co-operation with UNESCO. This case study inquires the interventions required to identify valuable cultural resources (tangible and intangible heritage) in a highly fractured community with a strongly stigmatized identity and an almost extinct ancestral language. Key concepts related to cultural resource management are discussed and explained, including tangible and intangible cultural heritage, cultural resources, auditing and managing of cultural resources. Access the report here.  
  4. Crawhall, Nigel (2002) Giving New Voice to Endangered Cultures: Identify and Express Local Content. Working paper prepared for the International Forum on Local Cultural Expressions and Communication, UNESCO.The paper provides a sound introduction to the issue, introducing key questions and concepts. Download the paper "Giving New Voice to Endangered Cultures" in PDF file or link to UNESCO's official website.
  5. Crawhall, Nigel (2003) Report on the Workshop on African Indigenous Peoples’ Workshop on Traditional Knowledge, Identity and Livelihoods. Tanzania - South Africa – Rwanda – Gabon, 1 - 15 November 2003. Sponsored by the Norwegian Church Aid and UNESCO. Available online. This report gives accounts of the experiences, insights, and reflections of the hunter-gatherer and post-hunter-gatherer peoples from East, Central, and Southern Africa gained from their exchange visits. Funded by the Norwegian Church Aid and UNESCO and organized by many NGOs and Indigenous People's Organizations, the purpose of the exchange was to "further a dialogue on the issue of land rights, maintenance of knowledge systems, languages and cultures, management of conservation areas and the creation of livelihoods".
  6. Poole, Peter (2003) Cultural Mapping and Indigenous Peoples. A report for UNESCO, March 2003. This report focuses upon cultural mapping, its origins and its purposes with examples drawn from around the world. It also discusses economic, social and cultural rights for indigenous peoples and concludes with a summary of the situation of Pygmy peoples in terms of cultural security - their problems and their use of cultural mapping in addressing these. You can download the document here. Take note that the report is divided into two parts.
  7. UNESCO (2003) Protection of cultural resources of the Pygmies of Gabon and their integration into the development process. Situational analysis carried out jointly by the NGO “Promotion et revalorization des cultures en voie de disparition” and UNESCO Libreville 2003. The report illustrates some findings regarding the process and results of the analysis of the situation of the Pygmy populations of Gabon in order to formulate strategies to protect their cultural resources and help their integration into the development process. Download the report here (in French only).
  8. UNESCO CD-ROM (2004) Cultural Diversity and Indigenous Peoples: Oral, Written Expressions and New Technologies. CD-Rom produced by UNESCO. This CD-ROM presents examples of projects on safeguarding and transmitting indigenous cultures illustrating the principles spelt out in the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. Attention is paid to the potential benefits of new technologies such as those now bringing frequently isolated cultures into contact with others around the world. The CD-ROM is seen as a tool to create and nurture intercultural dialogue.

Useful Links and Related Websites

  1. "Mapping of Indigenous Cultural Resources" features examples of pilot projects and case studies that address indigenous issues in general and encourage the methodological mapping of cultural resources in the indigenous communities in particular. Project activities are undertaken in the marginalized communities in Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and other regions. Click here to know more about these cultural mapping endeavors.