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Indigenous Peoples Re-Membering Their Futures in Extraordinary Times

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Political turmoil has become widespread in many regions of the world. Trends including right-wing populism, widening income inequality, and the planetary threats of climate change and biodiversity loss affect the rights and survival of Indigenous Peoples (IPs). This article will examine why some of these trends affect IPs in unique ways, and will suggest pathways toward supporting IPs’ right of self-determination for its own sake and for its value to all life.

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Kalafatic, C. Indigenous Peoples Re-Membering Their Futures in Extraordinary Times. Development (2020). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41301-020-00238-0

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Keywords

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Bio-cultural diversity
  • Self-determination
  • Settler colonialism
  • Racism