Disadvantages Of Indigenous People

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Dr. Bruce Lipton, an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit, once said: “Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it” (Brainy Quotes). People who are members of a subculture are usually known as Indigenous Peoples or forgers, which live in communities that share a common identity, food tradition, dialect or language, and other cultural traits that come from their common ancestral background and experiences (O'Neil, D.). Indigenous Peoples’ cultural value to the world relies mainly on their diversity and respect for the Earth. First,…show more content…
Specifically, advantages related to the conservation of Earth’s biodiversity, an idea that copes with the diminishment and discrimination towards Indigenous Peoples. According to information posted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), there is a correlation between the geographical distribution of Indigenous Peoples and areas of high biodiversity. Because all Indigenous Peoples’ aspects of society share a relationship with their traditional lands, this results in a sense of responsibility for preserving traditional lands for use by future generations. In Central America, the Amazon Basin, Asia, North America, Australia, Asia and North Africa, the physical and cultural survival of Indigenous Peoples depend on the protection of natural resources (OHCHR). However, the value of Indigenous Peoples does not only comes from their worship and protection to Earth’s natural resources, but most importantly, from their knowledge, practices, and traditions in relation to mother nature. An article written by the international Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and partners shows that Indigenous Peoples have traditionally conserve a…show more content…
First, they recognized that Indigenous communities have a critical role in environmental development and management. “The importance of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge and practices was acknowledged, and the international community committed itself to promoting, strengthening and protecting the rights, knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples and their communities” (OHCHR). The second resolution recognized indigenous communities dependency on natural resources and the importance of sharing the “benefits that come from using traditional knowledge, innovations and practices to conserve biological diversity, including species diversity” (OHCHR). Fortunately, these conclusions have had positive effects on the protection of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Today, an increasing amount of countries and the general public have recognized many rights of indigenous peoples. Governments allow them to occupy, own and manage their traditional lands and territories, as well as promote more involvement and participation. (OHCHR). This does not mean, however, that protection of indigenous groups is completed. Due to systematic government policies in many nations today, indigenous Peoples still suffer from basic necessities for

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