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Indigenous Youth Step Up to Protect Their Roots


Society & Culture  (tags: children, activists, politics, society, culture, indigenouspeoples rights, government, freedoms, news, rights )

Cal
- 613 days ago - ipsnews.net
Indigenous youth from some of the world's oldest living cultures are stepping forward to steer their communities past the threat of disappearance and into an age of coexistence with an increasingly globalised world.



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Christeen Anderson (515)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:51 pm
Kudos to them. Thank you for sharing this information.
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:29 pm
Thanks for sharing!
 

Natalie S. (9)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:56 am
A worthy cause - thanks for sharing!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:09 am
Fantastic post Cal! Thanks for sharing!
 

Angelika R. (142)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:16 am
Great article, thx!
"The world has much to learn from indigenous ways of life, which, despite their great diversity, share some common central ideas that are absent in most modern cultures.

Perhaps most significantly, indigenous peoples have tremendous respect for the earth and a deep connection to the land on which they live.

“We’re in a relationship with the land; it’s a living thing,” said Landry. “It’s not a matter of take, take, take. We give to the land and the land gives to us.”
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:24 am
Noted. I wish them much success.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:48 am
A very good article. Thank you for posting.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:48 pm
Thank you.
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:42 pm
great
 

Allan Yorkowitz (446)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:45 pm
Really interesting article-thanks
 

Carmen S. (612)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:55 pm
thanks Cal, great to read this
 

Boo D. (75)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:07 pm
Thanks for posting this, Cal. I enjoyed reading about a very good thing.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:38 pm
Great, thank you
 

Migi H. (19)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:09 pm
Kudos! One should never forget their own roots!
 

june t. (66)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:09 pm
I'm glad they are trying to preserve knowledge of their roots.
 

Claudia Acosta (28)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:38 am
Governments take away their land to give it to multinationals to exploit minerals ... look at Colombia!!!
:(
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:14 pm
What a great article. I love it when young people work toward a common good. It's important that their culture continue and be passed down to future generations. What a waste if its lost.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 8:16 pm
It's good when indigenous peoples aren't displaced from their land and can continue with environmental practices.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:25 am
It is hard to get back that which is lost and I commend the youth for doing what they can to retain and perserve all that they can. It is their identity.
 

Lynn Dubourt (0)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:18 pm
This was a great article!
 

june t. (66)
Friday February 22, 2013, 1:14 am
thanks for sharing!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:21 am
Thank you for sharing this.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:12 pm
Cool, thanks
 
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