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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Racial evolution and the rights of Indigenous Peoples

sub·spe·cies definition

-noun
a : a category in biological classification that ranks immediately below a species and designates a population of a particular geographical region genetically distinguishable from other such populations of the same species and capable of interbreeding successfully with them where its range overlaps theirs

b : a named subdivision (as a race or variety) of a species. Dictionary


gen·o·cide

–noun
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Dictionary


United Nations Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295 on 13 September 2007

Article 6

Every indigenous individual has the right to a nationality.

Article 8

1. Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture.
2. States shall provide effective mechanisms for prevention of, and redress for:
(a) Any action which has the aim or effect of depriving them of their integrity as distinct peoples, or of their cultural values or ethnic identities;
(b) Any action which has the aim or effect of dispossessing them of their lands, territories or resources;
(c) Any form of forced population transfer which has the aim or effect of violating or undermining any of their rights;
(d) Any form of forced assimilation or integration;
(e) Any form of propaganda designed to promote or incite racial or ethnic discrimination directed against them.

UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples


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