From Indigenous movement to Indigenous Management: <i>Conflict and Accommodation in Chorti Maya Ethnopolitics</i>

William M. Loker

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033310
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039527 | DOI:
From Indigenous movement to Indigenous Management: Conflict and Accommodation in Chorti Maya Ethnopolitics

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This chapter examines the conflict and accommodation in Ch'orti' Maya ethnopolitics. It explores the Ch'orti' Maya “recovery of ancestral lands” in Western Honduras, particularly the emerging institutional context for claiming, allocating, and managing land, as well as adjudicating subsequent disputes. The findings indicate that the political success of the National Council of Indigenous Ch'orti' Maya of Honduras (CONIMCHH) as a social movement has fundamental challenges in managing people and resources.

Keywords: Ch'orti' Maya; ethnopolitics; ancestral lands; land disputes; CONIMCHH; Honduras

Chapter.  5792 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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