Indigenous Peoples of the World: An Introduction to Their Past, Present and Future is part of Purich's Aboriginal Issues Series is a comprehensive survey of the Indigenous Peoples of the world, including who they are, where they live, and similarities in their history and future challenges. Author Brian Goehring points out how the Indigenous struggle for self-determination, a land base and an economy which allows for participation on their terms is a world wide phenomena. Goehring is an educator and geographer. He has taught extensively in Canada's Arctic, has a PhD in Northern Studies, focusing on the human and economic geography of Nunavut. He teaches at Thompson Rivers University in Kamploops, BC. This 80-page volume covers background of Indigenous Peoples from Definitions and World Distribution. Chapter 2 covers Common Threats and Impacts of the Past including Disease, Warfare, Land Loss and Marginalization. Chapter three discusses the reality of the present, frontier migrations, resource extraction, military activity, and common threats of intrusion. The final chapter concludes with prospects for the future, the nature of dichotomies, and a comparison of Indigenous and industrial dichotomies. Some of the Indigenous Peoples discusses include the Gitskan People of British Columbia, the Chukchi People of Russia, the Quechua People of South America, the Bantu People of Africa and the Penan People of Southeast Asia. Recommended for the Ontario grade 12 course Indigenous Peoples Issues in a Global Context.