Carib Territory: Indigenous Access to Land in the Commonwealth of Dominica

Based on a study of the semi-autonomous Carib Territory of Dominica, this article proposes that access to the land be thought of in terms of land security, a concept that bridges productive, cultural, and political dimensions of the land. Interviews revealed an identification with the land deeper than issues of ownership usually address and at odds with proposals for individual and collective land titling. The consideration of land security is offered as a way to expand our disciplinary language to fit indigenous realities, by connecting the adjudication of property rights directly to the heritage and environmental rights of residents.