Región y sociedad
Print version ISSN 1870-3925
LUQUE, Diana et al. Pueblos indígenas de Sonora: el agua, ¿es de todos?. Región y sociedad [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.spe.3, pp.53-89. ISSN 1870-3925.
Cultural diversity and the environmental problem of water availability in the state of Sonora are concurrent themes in the present study. These are addressed from a political ecology and biocultural diversity perspective, by means of a transdisciplinary analysis. Water access for traditional subsistence is differentiated from water for development. General trends in the dispossession of indigenous territories and their natural resources are observed, in which conflicts regarding water for subsistence are increasingly serious and exacerbate the vulnerability of indigenous communities and the disorganization of the biocultural complex. Existing drinking water services do not have the capacity to promote sustainable community development. However, these trends are not homogeneous and there are still opportunities for engagement and effective reconfiguration. It is important to have a more precise analysis in order to contribute to the development of indigenous peoples within a contemporary biocultural platform and in full respect of their individual and collective human rights.
Keywords : indigenous peoples; biocultural diversity; political ecology; transdiscipline; water; Sonora State; Mexico.