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Do indigenous nations want to reorganize nation states? In general, the answer to this question is no. Then what is the relation between tribes and nation states?...
Fur Traders Canada 1777
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The expression “colonization” has gained a great amount of use in recent decades. At earlier times, peopled debated about assimilation and integration...
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Most indigenous Peoples are willing to participate in national government institutions, but at the same time want to retain their own ways of self-government, land, and cultural or...
Cherokee Nation Capitol Restoration
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American Indians and other Indigenous Peoples are often classified as living within culture zones...
Native American Studies Department Montana State University
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One of the rules observed by indigenous nations is that land is mutually recognized and respected...
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When did colonialism start? How can we recognize it into the present? According to international law, colonialism started when explorers claimed the land for a Christian king...
Tradition Performance and Religion in Native America Book Cover
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What is the difference between a New Ager and a Pan-Indian? This issue may become increasingly important for the future of Indian affairs in the U.S., and perhaps other places...
Treaty of Canandaigua 2015 Alex Hamer Hiawatha Belt
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Indigenous Peoples want contemporary nation states to be organized along principles that make sense to them under indigenous rules of political process...
UN World Conference Participants 2014
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A major trend for modernizing nation states is to homogenize the cultures, governments, and communities of indigenous nations...
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Indigenous Peoples don’t resist they persist. Indigenous nations seek to preserve land, self-government, cultural community, and identity...