anthropologsts alleviating colonialism

Mike Lieber (U28550@UICVM.BITNET)
Mon, 6 Feb 1995 23:26:00 CST

Anthropologists working to alleviate colonialism are many and varied. Here
are a few. Alan Holmberg and others in the Vicos project. The many
anthropologists who work with Cultural Survival, Waud Kracke whom I know
personally, being one trying to protect Amazonian groups from the encroachments
of both government and prospectors and cattle ranchers. Eve Pinsker, who
worked with the Kapingamarangi people on their municipal constitution to
establish an independent polity in an emerging Federated States of
Micronesia. I worked with lawyer on Pohnpei to draft a law giving resettled
communities the right to own the land that they have lived on in Pohnpei State
since early in the 20th century (protecting them from being dispossessed at
the whim of politicians and business interests). Jay Miller, who has worked
with Northwest coast groups to establish legal title to lands from which they
had been dispossessed and, most recently, his work to secure fishing rights
against the encroachmet of both U. S. Government and private business claims.
I'm sure others on this list can add more. How many more do you need, Alex?

Mike Lieber