Indigenous Peoples Carlos Motta , 2009. Indigenous Peoples United Nations.
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Indigenous communities, peoples, and nations are defined by the United Nations as "those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, considered 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.”
The model we use links the directions of the Circle with specific ways of knowing and learning in this way:
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