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Questions about politics concerning indigenous population groups in different countries.

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Could Europeans in Europe demand protection under UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?

Link to declaration: https://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf Especially some points concerning protection of traditional indigenous culture, including its proper access to media ...
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Are Indian tribal governments subject to the Bill of Rights?

In the US, Indian tribes with official recognition from the federal government are given sovereignty and the right to self-governance. They are not subject to state laws in the state their reservation ...
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What do Native Americans in Canada want from the Federal Government?

In recent news in Canada it has been reported that Indigenous peoples are no longer supporting Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. In fact, support has dipped to 2 in 10 Indigenous saying they would ...
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Why was excluding Australian Aboriginal populations from the Race Power considered racist?

Section 51(xxvi) of the Australian Constitution originally read, The people of any race, other than the aboriginal race in any State, for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws: I hope ...
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Why do Indian reservations still exist in North America?

Both Canada and the US still have weird quasi-states on their territory for citizens of Native American/First Nation origins. However in the 21st century this appears to be quite an archaic concept, ...
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Do aboriginal Australians value the acknowledgement of country speeches

Before many formal presentations often that have some connection with the government there is a formal acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the area and the tribe. This is usually in the ...
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Native America Trust Land - Can it be taken away legally?

While I was reading up on the Dakota pipeline issue and Standing Rock, I thought I read somewhere that Native American Trust Land (aka reservations that are held in a trust by the US government) can ...
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Why are Native/Indigenous Americans still called “American Indians” by the U.S. government?

Since European countries started to colonize North America, the indigenous peoples have been referred to as "Indians." I'm assuming this is because, when Columbus landed in the Americas, he expected ...
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Which US laws apply on a Native American/ Indian Reservation?

An acquaintance was employed at a casino operated by an Indian tribe. He was fired for what would be a discriminatory reason if he were employed by a non-reservation employer. My question is, which ...
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Why don't Native Americans have representation in Congress?

While Native Americans are counted for purposes of population in the House of Representatives, the case could be made that as sovereign nations, various Indian tribes should have rights to specific ...
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How supported is the idea of a fully independent Indian state among US Native Americans?

Some people (e.g. here) accuse USA of supporting other countries' independence movements (Kosovo/Palestine/Tibet/Taiwan, depending on your definition of "support") as being in conflict with the fact ...