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indigenous people
english

There is no generally accepted definition of “indigenous peoples.’’ A commonly accepted definition is: “ …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. They form at present non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity, as the basis of their continued existence as peoples, in accordance with their own cultural patterns, social institutions and legal systems”.

Source: ICPC International Report 2010, pp. 185

added by
Burkhard Hasenpusch
Crime Prevention Council Lower Saxony

spanish: Pueblos indígenas