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As John Trudell observed, "They change our name and treat us the same." 

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A TRIBUTE TO OUR INDIGENOUS FAMILY

List of indigenous peoples

This is a partial list of the world's indigenous / aboriginal / native peoplesIndigenous peoples are any ethnic group of peoples who are considered to fall under one of the internationally recognized definitions of Indigenous peoples, such as United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the World Bank, i.e. "those ethnic groups that were indigenous to a territory prior to being incorporated into a national state, and who are politically and culturally separate from the majority ethnic identity of the state that they are a part of".

Note that this is a listing of peoples, groups and communities. Many of the names are externally imposed, and are not those the people identify within their cultures. As John Trudell observed, "They change our name and treat us the same." Basic to the unethical treatment of indigenous peoples is an insistence that the original inhabitants of the land are not permitted to name themselves. Many tribal groups have reasserted their traditional self-identifying names in recent times, in a process of geographical renaming where "The place-name changes herald a new era, in which Aboriginal people have increasing control over the right to name and govern their homelands."

This list is grouped by region, and sub-region. Note that a particular group may warrant listing under more than one region, either because the group is distributed in more than one region (example: Inuit in North America and eastern Russia), or there may be some overlap of the regions themselves (that is, the boundaries of each region are not always clear and some locations may commonly be associated with more than one region).

 

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_indigenous_peoples

 

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Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on May 24, 2012 at 15:50

We can close our eyes and experience interconnectedness in a different way. Listen with your heart and experience oneness with the Creator. Beautiful, dear LCF, thank you so much for sharing.

Awesome picture, and I love the saying that life is like a flute. Apparently we all have the ability to play magical melodies. It just takes a bit of careful work on our part. Blessed be, dear heart, Love and Light, always, Dot  

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Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on May 23, 2012 at 16:59

When you tell a lie, you immediately experience fear, when you tell the truth you immediately experience freedom. So very true. Thank you, dear LCF, Love and Light, always, Dot

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Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on May 22, 2012 at 18:16

So very true, LCF--it's what's inside that's important, not what's outside. Thank you for the gentle reminder, dear heart, Love and Light, always, Dot 

The hands are beautiful--love the turquoise, blue, and gold colors.  

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Comment by Lola Reinhart on May 22, 2012 at 1:18

thank You Dorothy,just so much to get done this time of year.  We have SooooooooMANY birthdays this month and one of our grand daughters graduation.  Getting harder every year to keep up the way I'd like to.  Hope you ALL our getting gentle rains and stay well.  Rainbows of Love

Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on May 21, 2012 at 21:06

We must see our relationship to the great whole, and conduct ourselves accordingly. So very true, dear LCF--Thank you for the gentle reminder, Love and Light, always, Dot

Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on May 21, 2012 at 21:03

I can certainly appreciate all you're going through, Lola. I sure hope you can get some time to try and relax a little. These sad situations drain us mentally, physically, and emotionally--they pretty much knock us for a loop. I know it's difficult at a time like this, but please try to keep up your strength--it's important. Love and Light, always, Dot

 

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