'Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples is an important book that should find a wide audience. It represents an impressive product of both a substantial grant-funded initiative,
and scholarly engagement with policy formulation in relation to the United Nations. There is no book that really competes with it; instead, I see it as potentially being used as a sourcebook in conjunction with classics such as Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies in a variety of disciplinary settings. It will be especially important as an intervention in the heritage sector, which at present consists of two main literatures, one by those who see heritage as something to be “developed” in an unambiguous way, and another that is critical of heritage practice (primarily coming from ethnographic but also some archaeological authors). Neither of those strands includes sufficient indigenous voices.'