2.2 The rights of Indigenous peoples and ICTs

The assertion of Indigenous rights is a topic of recent discussion. It reflects the historic struggle of these peoples to ensure the recognition of their communities, their cultures, and their ownership of land and natural resources. Many nascent agreements and international resolutions promote sustainable development and seek the participation of traditional peoples in the “Information Society.” Most of them include goals and objectives for implementing Indigenous rights associated with the right to communicate. Some of the most important are explored in the following subsections.