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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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Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on July 18, 2012 at 8:33

Yes, dear Aurora, the laws of the unseen world, harmony and balance, freedom, happiness and respect--so very important for us to honor them. Thank you for the gentle reminder, L&L, D

Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on July 18, 2012 at 8:29

Please do not stop loving yourself dear Standing Wolf--you are worthy--worthy of all good things. You know in your heart that this is what the Great Spirit wants you to know. Love and Light, always, Dot

Comment by Lola Reinhart on July 18, 2012 at 0:51

Thank You Aurora, still haven't seen many crows this year!  Wonder where they went?  I Miss them!  Taking 2 of my granddaughters school shopping today.  They stay 3 days, 2 at a time.  Stay cool and Well!  Rainbows of Love

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Comment by Lola Reinhart on July 17, 2012 at 10:31

Sorry , I meant, Standing Wolf!  Must have been thinking of Red Wolf.

Comment by Lola Reinhart on July 17, 2012 at 10:31

Sending you love and healing Red Wolf!  The world is in such a mess now!  Just hang-in-there!  I think Everyone is feeling so disrupted over so many things.  Rainbows of Love

Comment by Standing Wolf on July 17, 2012 at 4:49

Thank you my family. Very hard to be here now. I am on bike. But I can't stand to be alone at home. A nice tent in a woods would help me a great deal. To take off my shoes and connect with the mother and again be a part of her. Feel her energy as it heals my heart.

  I am planning to go on a long trip to meditate. I need a vision quest to retry myself. To become who I really am again and not who I am now. Healing is a process....I will have to learn to love myself again..this is the only way ..In the Spirit of Crazy Horse...have a good day

Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on July 16, 2012 at 20:47

Thank you so much for the beautiful meditations, Aurora, they have such power, such love, such humility. I love hearing about our dear Mother Earth, and the Great Spirit, and how we relate to them, how they relate to us. These meditations calm my soul and the spectacular pictures enliven my spirit, Blessed be dear heart, Love and Light, always, Dot

Comment by Dorothy Peer Promiscuo on July 16, 2012 at 20:10

Dear Standing Wolf, my heart goes out to you. Yes, sometimes we are tested to our very limits and beyond. As to your dear son, I've just recently been hearing about a new medicine (in pill form, I believe) that is helping to either cure AIDS, or put it in remission. Perhaps you can look into this. Yes, being lonely can be so very difficult, but I do believe there is someone very special for you, and you will find her in the near future. Call to her in your dreams, tell you are waiting for her, and she will appear. Blessed be, dear heart, Love and Light, always, Dot

 

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