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Indigenous Peoples

Introduction The term indigenous has caused controversy across the world as some people see it an offensive name to describe people, the name is not the only thing that has caused a controversy also the people that this name applies to. Hence there have been many definitions of this word to try and make it more euphemism. Kuper (2003) agrees that this term causes a lot of debate. He argues that however most people prefer the word indigenous because it’s more euphemism than the term native and primitive...

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Indigenous People

ruled by Europeans, but it is not true, since slavery has always existed and always will, especially in indigenous women’s cases, one of the most hardworking women society ever existed. This is what my paper is based on: Indigenous Women’s Right and the Effects of Colonization. This topic was chosen because it is sad to see how women were badly treated in the older generations, in the indigenous world as well as how today their lifestyle has not improved, but has worsen tremendously over a short lap...

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Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

1. “Indigenous Peoples and Globalization” is an introduction to Native American Studies, give us a global perspective on Indigenous social movements through detailed case studies of important struggles across the globe. It demonstrate how indigenous peoples’ movements can be understood only by linking highly localized processes with larger global and historical forces. And the Globalization, is not only creating and proliferating cultural identity , it is also providing the technology for unrestricted...

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Deforestation: Indigenous Peoples and Amazon

Amazon Rainforest Conservation through Development of Indigenous Peoples Today, the Amazon Rainforest is a very different place than it was when the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana first navigated through its river in 1542. The forest has been around for 55 million years on the South American continent (e.g. Maslin et al. 2005) but through decades of deforestation, climate change, agriculture, and population growth, the Amazon Rainforest is facing a point of destruction. In Brazil, at the...

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Indigenous People

Task 2 The Indigenous people – they are the holders of unique languages, knowledge and beliefs and of practices for use of natural resources. In addition, they have a special relation to their traditional land. Their land has a fundamental importance for their cultural survival for them as a people. Indigenous people hold their own diverse concepts of development. The development is based on their own traditional values, visions, needs and priorities. At least this is how it used to be for the...

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Exploitation of Indigenous Peoples

History and Civilization I 11/26/12 Exploitation of Indigenous Peoples The Native Americans were slaves from the north to the South of the Americas and right across the North American continent. The percentage of Native American slaves was larger than black slaves and they were enslaved far longer than Black slaves. Native Americans were slaves for about 500 years, from the 1400s to the 1900s. Native Americans slaves were for 200 years before African Americans made it to the new world...

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challenges faced by Indigenous People

The challenges faced By Indigenous Peoples in achieving justice, are both complex and extensive. These issues stem from successive centuries of asserted colonial power, which consequently has resulted in the undermining of rights for many Indigenous communities, including the Australian Aboriginal Peoples and Maori Peoples of New Zealand. Systemic abuse of power has resulted in the gradual erosion of Indigenous culture, and as thus, rights of Indigenous communities, including Intellectual Property...

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Indigenous Knowledge Erosion

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE EROSION Jyoti Kumari Jyoti Kumari is a freelance researcher and doctoral candidate researching ‘Environmental History of Colonial Punjab’ at the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in New Delhi. The author can be contacted at jyotikm202@rediffmail.com he indigenous communities in India are the original inhabitants of the natural region and they have been maintaining a historical continuity with pre-industrial societies by following traditional patterns of life. Scattered all over the...

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Relations Between Spain and Indigenous People

Relations between the Spanish and the Indigenous peoples Spanish colonization started in 1492 when Cristoforo Colombo, Christopher Columbus, arrived in the West Indies .1 Even though Columbus was on route to find a easier, quicker route to India, he stumbled upon an unknown land full of exotic new people, plants, and animals. Columbus was the first Spanish American to come to America, but many more Spanish explorers would follow after him; including Cortes, Aguirre, and Pizarro. The Spanish...

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Indigenous Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge

In this essay the paradoxes and difficulties associated with the ongoing debate between ‘Indigenous Knowledge’ and scientific knowledge will be thoroughly discussed. An attempt will be made to take a stand and decide whether ‘Indigenous Knowledge’ and ‘Scientific Knowledge’ should have distinct boundaries or whether they are able to co-exist successfully. In order to do this, reference will mainly be drawn from readings by L. Green (2012), M. Leach and J. Fairhead (2002). I will draw on evidence...

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