Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Indigenous Diversities: Each Nation is Different

Participants at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, held at the UN Headquarters in September 2014. Image Courtesy of Yubi Hoffman, the United Nations, and Indian Country Today.
Participants at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, held at the UN Headquarters in September 2014.
Image Courtesy of Yubi Hoffman, the United Nations, and Indian Country Today.
July, 26, 2015.
Duane Champaign, of Indian Country Today, has written a thoughtful article about the importance of respecting a diverse range of cultures, traditions, and histories.

"Indigeneity is not expressed as a common identity, culture, or government. There is no common indigenous identity, culture, or government. Indigenous Peoples want to express their own specific cultures and identities. There is no common indigenous identity, there are a large number of indigenous identities. The common cause that unites contemporary Indigenous Peoples at the international level is the result of similar threats from nation states that do not fully recognize indigenous claims to land, self-government, culture, and other indigenous rights."

To read the full articleclick here.

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