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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A press release said the 11 included a lawyer, a translator and nine representatives of the indigenous group, totaling 114 people.
It honors every indigenous group that makes up our distinct identity as a nation, and endeavors that they are not left behind in all aspects of progress,' Villafuerte said.
The Health Department's chief epidemiologist said all four cases occurred among mothers of the Guna Yala indigenous group. Dr.
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.
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?
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Members of the Paez indigenous group in southeastern Colombia have created a coca-based carbonated beverage called Coca-Sek.
Demonstrating that an indigenous group's interest in the lands it uses is a property interest has been difficult.
On the other side of the world, another indigenous group is fighting a losing battle to maintain its existence.

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