indigenous group

indigenous group

any ethnic group originating and remaining in an area subject to colonization. North American Indians, Aboriginals and Maoris are all examples of ethnic groups who inhabited lands before colonial expansion (in North America, Australia and New Zealand respectively) and who have retained their distinctive identities. Such groups often appear to go through a sequence of defeat, despair and regeneration, if they have not been exterminated or their culture completely destroyed by the colonial power. The concept of ‘indigenous group’ is used by the United Nations to obtain lost rights for such groups. A similar term is ‘native peoples’. See also MULTI-CULTURALISM.
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The Health Department's chief epidemiologist said all four cases occurred among mothers of the Guna Yala indigenous group.
Authorities said Harry Greaves's body was found by police and volunteers in a 40-metre-deep crevasse on territory of the Paru Paru indigenous group.
The Mayagna, also known as Sumu, are Nicaragua's second-largest indigenous group after the Miskito.
In Chile, ethnic Mapuches, the country's largest indigenous group, are again challenging the conservative government of President Sebastian Pinera, demanding that the country's antiterrorism law--used to subject indigenous people to discriminatory legal procedures (NotiSur, Sept.
The Terena indigenous group says the ranch, which belongs to a local politician, lies on their ancestral land, BBC reported Saturday.
The Bajau, an indigenous group of southeast Asia, are highly dependent upon marine resources and constitute a key stakeholder group with regard to current international conservation activities in this region of high marine biodiversity.
The Tamangs who are a major indigenous group also have a unique tradition of counting the year with 12 different symbols of creatures.
htm) tribe have been confirmed by the Brazilian government authorities as an un-contacted indigenous group.
Piaguaje is one of 47 named plaintiffs in the lawsuit and a member of the Secoya indigenous group, which has said there is a higher incidence of cancer in the Rhode Island sized area named in the case.
This monograph opens up debate around the fundamental but habitually overlooked question: when such a transaction takes place, what kind of benefit does a particular Indigenous group want?
Like PizangoAAEs group, the indigenous group in Bagua was protesting decrees President Alan Garcia signed last year that gave foreign companies the right to take title to Amazonian land and facilitated their ability to acquire rights of way for road building.

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