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Indigenous people, conflict and extractive industries: Latin American approaches

Drawing on Latin American experiences of the challenges of extractive projects in resource-rich land (social unrest, conflict), this Brief outlines three successively implemented policy packages that have strengthened indigenous peoples’
cultural, territorial and consultation rights, recognising them as key stakeholders and partners in sustainable extractive
development. In particular, this Brief discusses how the recognition of these rights has supported conflict management
efforts, outlines the challenges that remain, and describes the broader social contexts that have framed these processes.