After reading about how the first European settlers influenced several indigenous tribes of the No

After reading about how the first European settlers influenced several indigenous tribes of the No

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After reading about how the first European settlers influenced several indigenous tribes of the North and South Americas and how the conquest of the new world altered these native tribes’ lifestyle and their social structure, I found it appealing to further look into how the rights of the presently existent indigenous tribes are protected from threatening influences. During my exploration I would like to further research into how the “Cultural Survival” (organization made to defend the interests and rights of indigenous people) has contributed into this endeavor. In present age, where everything is measured by currency value and material worth, I find that it is essential for nation states to preserve the rights of the indigenous tribes. One might ask why is it so important to still preserve or insure protection of these endangered cultures? The answer to it is very simple. Over the past few years the world has seen the best, or some might argue, the worst of industrialization. World’s social and economic structure has gone through some drastic changes, causing mass infestation of modern day imperialism and social conformity. Societies seem to be socially and economically uniform around the world. Materialism seems to be the rule of the day. From shopping online, to having food delivered at your door, to central heat and air-conditioning in your condo to heated seats in your suede leather interior vehicle, all these unnecessary luxuries are mere example of how the modern world has inclined itself towards comfort-seeking and sluggish ways. These so call “luxuries” of life are the very threat to your survival instincts. We have built cosmopolitan cities and nations of millions of voracious consumers. Combined population of these various cities and nations exceed what this planet can withhold. Resources are running out and wherever they are available are being exploited by any means possible by large corporations resources like land, gas, oil and fertilizers. As these resources are used up and become unreliable, there will be inevitable scarcity of food and drinking water. The world has so much to learn from these indigenous tribes and their lifestyle. Instead of alienating them, the world will have to embrace and respect their ways and consider them allies in sustaining the resources of our planet. It is the only way we as the citizen of this
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planet can avoid condemning our future generations to perpetual war over resources. As sustainability becomes a problem and world’s ability to provide every human being plentiful food and water is questionable, it only seems practical to learn from these indigenous groups about how they have long sustained and full-filled the demands of their growing population without harming the eco-system and sustainability of their lands. Indigenous groups have centuries of field experience. They inhabit the world’s hottest, coldest and driest terrains. There cultures are the very definition of sustainability, they posses extensive knowledge of the diverse environment
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