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Who are the indigenous people? Features of common Experiences of Indigenous people all over the world 1. Special Attachment to land and territories Land as identity, examples of Hopi, Lakota, Wintu, land based religion Dreaming of Australian aborigines, being evolved from the nature, plants and animals, hence ancestors 2. Have a sense of shared ancestry and a right to self determination E.g. issue of Human rights, who they are, what they have lost and what they deserve 3. They have their own languages, cultures, Spirituality, and Knowledge 4. They have their own political, social and cultural institutions; these include customary laws, consensual decision making processes, community life, and collective sharing 5. Their lands and territories as well as cultural institutions are violated by states. And global forces through acts of domination. Indigenous Affairs, 1995, p.4 Case study of Native Americans in the US: 2001 – 4.4 million Because of their mongoloid features, they must have come from Siberia, Mongolia, Russia. They were able to establish their habitats from Alaska to the tip of Chili and Brazil. 2000 separate languages spoken by different people. 350 languages spoken in N.
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