In today’s world there are more than 350 million people who belong to an indigenous ethnic group. As late as in the middle of the 19th century indigenous people controlled 50% of the earth’s land, but during centuries they have suffered from exploitation, .
On this page we are presenting information about indigenous people’s and indigenous issues. We do also present world-wide organizations that promote indigenous rights. We are also raising philosophical questions about modernity and the good life.
Definition (from Wikipedia)
A definition of ”indigenous people” has criteria which includes cultural groups (and their continuity or association with a given region, or parts of a region, and who formerly or currently inhabit the region) either:
- before or its subsequent colonization or annexation, or
- alongside other cultural groups during the formation or reign of a colony or nation-state, or
- independently or largely isolated from the influence of the claimed governance by a nation-state,
- have maintained at least in part their distinct cultural, social/organizational, or linguistic characteristics, and in doing so remain differentiated in some degree from the surrounding populations and dominant culture of the nation-state, and
- are self-identified as indigenous, or those recognized as such by other groups.
Organizations working with Indigenous Peoples
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