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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 June 18, 2012 at 21:25

The secret for us is to learn by observing nature--so very true, dear LCF, thank you for the gentle reminder, Love and Light, always, Dot.

I love the dancers, they are so colorful--such beauty. I also love the picture of the landscape--gorgeous.

Comment by AuroRa - OV Admin on June 18, 2012 at 18:09


Comment by Lola Reinhart on June 18, 2012 at 1:24

House Full of Love yesterday~~today Momma and Grandma is pooped! Got 2 really good rains!  TYG!  Rainbows of Love

Comment by AuroRa - OV Admin on June 17, 2012 at 20:42


Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on June 17, 2012 at 19:38

When we sing and touch the Great Spirit's hand, he gives us power. Songs are another way to pray. How lovely, dear LCF, thank you for sharing these beautiful words with us. Blessed be, Love and Light, always, Dot

The little girl singing is so precious, I just want to give her a big hug.

Comment by Lola Reinhart on June 17, 2012 at 0:44

Happy Father's Day everyone!  Stay Cool!  Rainbows of Love

Comment by AuroRa - OV Admin on June 16, 2012 at 20:38


Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on June 16, 2012 at 19:53

I love this meditation about how medicine people live the life of humility and service, and must never stop learning. What a beautiful soul this man must have.

The picture is so gorgeous--I've always been fascinated with buffalo--thank you for sharing it--blessed be, dear heart, Love and Light, always, Dot

Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on June 16, 2012 at 19:39

john fire Lame Deer says it all--in such beautiful, simple, elequent words. Thank you for posting his deep, heartfelt, wisdom. Love and Light, always, Dot 

Comment by Lola Reinhart on June 16, 2012 at 1:35

AMEN!!  Rainbows of Love

 

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