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World Marks UN Indigenous Day--August 9

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Survival, countless indigenous organizations and many countries around the world are marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous People today.Now in its 17th year, the day is designed "to strengthen international cooperation for solving proble

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Cheree M (46)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 4:42 pm
Learned something new with intrest this evening. TY Cal

Terry King (113)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 5:25 pm
Indigenous is actually a false concept when applied anywhere but Africa. We are all from there, the differences are in how long ago we stopped migrating.

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 10:55 pm
"Indigenous ethnic minorities, aboriginals, hill tribes, minority nationalities, scheduled tribes, and/or tribal groups" (as described by Wikipedia), deserve to be respected and protected from exploitation and abuse. They leave a very small carbon footprint and do not pose a threat to the environment or to other humans. Let them be, and let's be glad that a diversity of cultures have managed to survive for such a long time.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 5:49 am
We may all have to learn from them how to survive one day.

Lindsay K (6)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 6:49 am
Respect, sensitivity and working together is surely the way forward. Learning about each other certainly helps!

Jo Asprec (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 8:54 am
Cultural diversity enriches our lives. Let's be humble enough to learn from all cultures, specially indigenous cultures. Thanks for sharing!

Robert O (12)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 9:50 am
Thanks Cal.

Tim C (2420)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 12:00 pm
thanks, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2011, 8:04 pm
Thank you so very much!!!! INDIGENOUS DAY EVERY DAY!

. (0)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 5:36 am
It's unfortunate how so many today seem to glorify the concept of living in a less-developed small community - while, at the same time, voluntarily choosing to themselves live in a modern society. We all have the choice to live in many ways (not all, of course) as many so-called "indigenous" people live. And we don't - because we don't want to. We like what our more modern world has to offer us, despite its drawbacks.

And I agree with Terry - the people we call "indigenous" aren't living where all of their ancestors once lived. They merely migrated to their present place earlier than most of us migrated to ours. There's nothing intrinsically good about that - it's just a fact.

We should certainly protect the rights of these individuals just as the rights of all should be respected. But not because they are in some special "indigenous" category - rather just because they are human beings.

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:47 pm
These precious people must be protected!!
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