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  Indigenous peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indigenous peoples may often be used in preference to these or other terms, as a neutral replacement where these terms may have taken on negative or pejorative connotations by their prior association and use.
Indigenous societies may be either essentially settled in a given location or exhibit a nomadic lifestyle across a large territory.
Indigenous peoples of the American continents are broadly recognised as being those groups and their descendants who inhabited the region before the arrival of European colonizers and settlers (i.e., Pre-Columbian).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indigenous_people   (4241 words)

 Indigenous Issues
Indigenous peoples are the disadvantaged descendants of those peoples that inhabited a territory prior to colonisation or formation of the present state.
Indigenous peoples have prior rights to their territories, lands and resources, but often these have been taken from them or are threatened.
Indigenous peoples face serious difficulties such as the constant threat of territorial invasion and murder, the plundering of their resources, cultural and legal discrimination, as well as a lack of recognition of their own institutions.
www.iwgia.org /sw155.asp   (311 words)

 Indigenous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word indigenous is an adjective derived from the Latin word indigena, meaning native, belonging to, aboriginal; and has several applications:
In biology, indigenous means native to a place or biota, in contrast to any one of several terms meaning not native to a place (nonnative, alien, adventive, introduced) and differentiated from endemic.
A species that is indigenous is native, but not unique in the sense that it is also native to other locations as well.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indigenous   (209 words)

 Learn more about Indigenous people in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Indigenous communities, peoples and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing in those territories, or parts of them."
Furthermore, it has been pointed out that indigenous people are not necessarily any more self-sufficient or in tune with nature, and that indigenous peoples have themselves created environmental disasters such as Easter Island, Maya, or the disappearance of North American megafauna.
indigenous communities from India, Brasil, and Malaysia and some NGOs, such as GRAIN, ETC and Third World Network), indigenous people may be victims of biopiracy when they are submitted to unauthorised use of their biological resources, of their traditional knowledge on these biological resources, of unequal share of benefits between them and a patent holder.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /i/in/indigenous_people.html   (1122 words)

 Module 5 - Indigenous Knowledge for the Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indigenous people have a wide knowledge of the ecosystem they live in and ways to ensure that natural resources are used sustainably.
Indigenous knowledge is stored in culture in various forms, such as traditions, customs, folk stories, folk songs, folk dramas, legends, proverbs, myths, etc. Use of these cultural items in schools as resources or tools for environmental education can be very effective in bringing the environment alive for the pupils.
If indigenous knowledge is given a place in the school curriculum, it would encourage pupils to learn from their parents, grand-parents and other adults in the community, and to appreciate and respect their knowledge.
www.ens.gu.edu.au /ciree/LSE/mod5.htm   (10715 words)

 Earthdance: Chapter 20 - The Indigenous Way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indigenous cultures are generally held to be non-industrial cultures with ancient roots in their land, though some have been migratory and others forcibly displaced.
In the worldview shared by indigenous peoples everywhere, despite many differences in its formulation, the universe, nature, is alive and sacred, all beings in it are related and interdependent: the stars, the rocks, the waters, the winds, the creatures, the people, the spirits and so on.
Indigenous people tend to be humble about their place in nature, while industrial society was founded on the conviction that European man was master of all nature and would bring about a Golden Age by conquering, subduing and transforming material nature to his own ends.
twm.co.nz /Saht_indig_way.html   (3986 words)

 Merriam-Webster Online
"Indigenous" derives from the Latin noun "indigena" (meaning "native"), which was formed by combining Old Latin "indo" (meaning "in" or "within") with the verb "gignere" (meaning "to beget").
"Indigene" is the older of the two; it has been used in English since the late 16th century, whereas the earliest documented use of "indigenous" occurred nearly 50 years later.
"Indigenous" is mostly used in scientific contexts to describe organisms and the habitats to which they belong, but since the mid-19th century it has also been used in non-scientific contexts (as in "emotions indigenous to the human spirit").
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/mwwodarch.pl?Mar.04   (179 words)

 Dreaming Online: What is Cultural Heritage?
Indigenous Australia has been influenced by other peoples who have come to Australia to stay and peoples who visited Australia for trade or other reasons but did not stay.
Archaeological evidence shows that Indigenous cultures have developed and altered a number of times as a result of changes in the environment such as rise in sea level and drying out of the continent.
Indigenous people have been influenced by a range of cultures over time and in most recent history have managed to survive and fight against the sudden and often catastrophic changes to their cultures and ways of life brought about by Europeans since 1788.
www.dreamtime.net.au /indigenous/culture.cfm   (1668 words)

 FORE: Religion-Indigenous Traditions-Introduction
That is, indigenous peoples are often the target of external economic domination by multinational businesses which seek to exploit indigenous homelands often with the help of the nation-state in which indigenous peoples reside.
These issues of diversity and economic exploitation are central to any discussion of indigenous traditions and ecology as many of the indigenous peoples, their cosmologies, and ritual practices discussed below are actually in danger of being extinguished by absorption into mainstream societies and by destruction of indigenous homelands through resource extraction.
A philosophical turn of indigenous peoples is the intellectual view that the physical separation of human habitats from the world of the other species does not constitute a loss or compromise of the worldview value of kinship.
environment.harvard.edu /religion/religion/indigenous   (2645 words)

 Indigenous Women
Indigenous women are annoyed that in the NGO Forum's program the plight of indigenous women is subsumed within ethnicity and culture.
There are 40 million indigenous people in the part of the Americas that stretches from Mexico to Cape Horn in Chile, with 59% of the women living in rural areas.
Indigenous women are also asking for participation in educational and research programs that affect or concern them.
www.indians.org /welker/indwomen.htm   (592 words)

 Indigenous People in Latin America
It is well known that indigenous people are in an inferior economic and social position vis-a-vis the non-indigenous, or "mainstream," population.
Since individuals are self-identifying with a particular language or languages, it could be the case that some indigenous people are classified as Spanish- speaking monolinguals, either through concealment of their indigenous origins, or because they do not speak a non-Spanish language.
This method of identifying the indigenous population is used in the case of Guatemala, Colombia, Paraguay, and Venezuela.
www.worldbank.org /html/extdr/hnp/hddflash/hcnote/hrn007.html   (1119 words)

 AusStats : 4705.0 Population Distribution, Indigenous Australians
The Indigenous count has increased by 12% due to births and deaths, and a further 4% primarily due to an increasing propensity for persons to be identified as Indigenous on Census forms, giving a total increase of 16% for the intercensal period.
The ATSIC Regions with the highest proportion of Indigenous residents are outside the major population centres and include: the Torres Strait Area in Queensland (77%); and the Jabiru and Apatula regions in the Northern Territory (both 75%).
The highest intercensal regional increases in the Indigenous population, (based on Census place of enumeration counts because comparative data for place of usual residence at this level of geography are not available for 1996), occurred in the ATSIC Regions of Coffs Harbour (30%), Brisbane (28%), Queanbeyan and Roma (both 23%), Broome (22%) and Tamworth (20%).
www.abs.gov.au /ausstats/abs@.nsf/b06660592430724fca2568b5007b8619/14e7a4a075d53a6cca2569450007e46c!OpenDocument   (2339 words)

 Dreaming Online: Introduction to Indigenous Australia
This headdress is worn by Torres Strait Islanders in dances and in the 'Malo-Bomal' ceremony enacting the origin and identity of Torres Strait Islanders.
This myth has come about because Indigenous people did not mark out their lands in ways that were obvious to Europeans.
Indigenous people divided the land up into traditional lands using geographic boundaries such as rivers, lakes and mountains.
www.dreamtime.net.au /indigenous/index.cfm   (735 words)

 IFAD and Indigenous Peoples
In these isolated and harsh environments, many indigenous people find it difficult to grow enough food to eat, to earn a living, to be educated and learn new skills, to get medical care and to take steps to improve their lives.
Many indigenous peoples, for example, do not have the legal right to live on the lands they depend on for survival or to use the resources they have managed sustainably for sometimes thousands of years.
Indigenous peoples’ value systems are often based on a close relationship with natural resources, for both subsistence and spiritual needs.
www.ifad.org /media/events/2003/ip.htm   (1451 words)

 United Communities of Spirit
By understanding how they organize their societies, the wider society may learn to recognize that they are not at some primitive stage of development, but are thoughtful and skillful partners of the natural world, who can help all people to reflect on the way humanity treats the environment and our fellow creatures.
The economic life of indigenous people is based not on competition but on cooperation, for survival is only possible when the community works together.
Indigenous forms of economy cannot, of course, satisfy the needs of a burgeoning world population now nearing six billion.
origin.org /ucs/sbcr/indigenous.cfm   (1764 words)

 Choike - Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The establishment of the Forum is an achievement attained as a result of the mobilizations of generation after generation of indigenous peoples, dating back as far as 1924 with their appeal before the League of Nations, and spanning over decades of continuous joint efforts with the United Nations, starting in the 1970’s.
Indigenous peoples continue to be subjected to systemic discrimination and exclusion from economic and political power.
Prior to the 2004 Forum, indigenous women held meetings globally to discuss the issues that will be on the table at the United Nations during the next two weeks.
www.choike.org /nuevo_eng/informes/1154.html   (1340 words)

 Indigenous Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Indigenous knowledge is an immensely valuable resource that provides humankind with insights on how communities have interacted with their changing environment.
Indigenous knowledge systems have never been systematically recorded in written form and therefore are not readily accessible to agricultural researchers, development practitioners, and policy makers.
Indigenous knowledge about plant genetic resources is an invaluable tool in the search for new ways to conserve and use these resources to benefit local communities.
www.ciesin.org /TG/AG/iksys.html   (398 words)

 Home Page www.indigenouswater.org
The purpose of this site is to promote better understanding of indigenous perspectives on water and development among non-indigenous water professionals, and to enhance dialogue between indigenous political and spiritual leaders on one hand, and the agents of water resources development on the other.
At both the national and international levels, indigenous peoples are seldom recognized as a legitimate stakeholders in water-related policy decisions, and typically lack the institutional structures and capacities to promote their water interests to the outside world.
The purpose of "giving voice" to indigenous perspectives goes beyond a simple appreciation of indigenous culture and beliefs; our objectives are both to empower indigenous communities through a sharing of knowledge and experience, and to enhance cross-cultural understanding and respect for different approaches to water and water development.
www.indigenouswater.org   (491 words)

 Indigenous Peoples - Rainforest Portal
Indigenous peoples are the descendants of the original inhabitants of the area where they live.
Indigenous societies maintain a unique language and culture and an ancestral relationship to a homeland.
The global indigenous population of 250 million people is composed of about five thousand distinct indigenous cultures worldwide, living in every climate from the Arctic Circle to the tropical rainforests.
www.rainforestweb.org /Rainforest_Information/Indigenous_Peoples   (557 words)

 Indigenous. ABC News Online
Queensland's Indigenous Policy Minister, John Mickel, says alcohol restrictions should not be considered as a primary solution to the problems on Palm Island in the state's north.
An Indigenous network that is working to establish land-use partnerships with property owners in western Queensland has received an extra three years funding.
The National Native Title Tribunal says the signing of the 200th Indigenous land use agreement is further evidence that parties prefer to negotiate native title solutions rather than take them to court.
www.abc.net.au /news/indigenous   (1043 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Indigenous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Several of the songs on Indigenous deal with the theme of Man's oppression of Man. "Rank and Roses," "War," "Slave's Lament," "Turning Away," "Let Her Go," "Thundering In," (and to a lesser, more subtle degree)--"Eternity" all deal in some way with this theme of oppression.
Indigenous has no less than three of the songs that might just be my favorite song by Dougie (I've narrowed it down to seven songs that might be my favorite).
On "Indigenous," the songs "Rank and Roses" and "Slave's Lament" offer harsh words against man's need to use and abuse his fellow men ("You have no hold on us like the fear you laid on them, we are the seeds they grew...it's we that you must answer to").
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000J7UQ?v=glance   (1316 words)

 International Day of the World's Indigenous People - August 9
The goal of this Decade is to further strengthen international cooperation for the solution of problems faced by indigenous people in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, and social and economic development.
In April 2000, the Commission on Human Rights adopted a resolution to establish the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which was endorsed by the Economic and Social Council in resolution 2000/22 of 28 July 2000.
The mandate of the Permanent Forum is to discuss indigenous issues related to culture, economic and social development, education, the environment, health and human rights.
www.un.org /depts/dhl/indigenous   (297 words)

 indigenous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the case of Thailand, Indigenous Knowledge is substituted by the term, "Local Wisdom" or "Thai Wisdom", which means the body of knowledge, abilities, and skills of Thai people accumulated through many years of experience, learning, development, and transmission.
The research conducted by many of public and private institutes indicate that our indigenous or Thai knowledge can be categorized as 10 fields of knowledge, namely agriculture, manufacturing and handicrafts, Thai traditional medicine, natural resources and environment management, community business, community welfare, traditional art, organizational management, language and literature, religion and traditions.
The distinctive features of indigenous education are, of course, learning by doing, learning through authentic experiences, individualized instruction, and happy learning, all of which are hardly found in the schooling system of education.
www.onec.go.th /move/news_43/indigenous/indigenous.htm   (1975 words)

 Indigenous - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The word indigenous is derived from the latin word indigena, meaning nativ, indigenous, aboriginal, and has several, related meanings:
* In biology, indigenous means native to a place or biota, in contrast to any one of several terms meaning not native to a place (non-native, alien, adventive, introduced) and differentiated from endemic.
Indigenous Psychologies : Research and Experience in Cultural Context (Cross Cultural Research and Methodology)
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /indigenous.htm   (273 words)

 Indigenous Peoples: Australia
This is all the result of a magic development of the past years when I got involved in Indigenous Peoples in Australia and North America.
This is a web-site on the Indigenous People of Australia, the traditional owners of the land, which we call "Australia".
A map of Indigenous Australia is available here as a JPG-file of roughly 60KB.
www.ldb.org /oz-indi.htm   (392 words)

 Indigenous Language Institute: Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) was founded in December 1981 as the international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics, and was incorporated in 1997.
Membership in SSILA is open to all those who are interested in the scientific study of the languages of the native peoples of North, Central and South America.
It is internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabaskan languages.
www.indigenous-language.org /links/index.php   (387 words)

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