Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has published an Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government to help build and strengthen the capacity of indigenous elders in Asia to lead their communities in the face of momentous changes and threats to survival. The manual highlights the role of indigenous elders in traditional leadership and in sustaining indigenous socio-political institutions, values and systems. It promotes the role of indigneous elders in asserting indigneous peoples' rights and aims to equip elders and leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to advance their peoples' rights.  It also aims to arm indigenous peoples with the capacity to effectively engage in local and national government structures and processes.