Non-indigenous refers to an entity or concept that originally comes from outside the area specified.

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16 November 2017

A serious man dressed in gákti, a traditional Sami (also Sámi or Saami) costume, speaks on a video on Facebook.

9 August 2017

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted on September 13, 2007 at the 61st session of the General Assembly in the UN headquarters, New York City, United States. The UNDRIP is a landmark accomplishment for the member-states of the UN recognising the rights of the world's indigenous population. The declaration addresses both individual and collective rights, cultural rights and identity, rights to education, health, employment, language and others.


By: Calla Wahlquist
Date: November 14th 2016
Source: The Guardian

Chairman of Glen Innes branch of Aboriginal Land Council says it’s ironic for a non-Indigenous person to describe any claim to land as ‘opportunistic’

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council has criticised the mayor of Glen Innes in the north of the state for describing a land claim application as “opportunistic”.



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Indigenous peoples across the world experience the consequences of historical colonization and invasion of their territories, and face discrimination because of their distinct cultures, identities and ways of life. In recent decades, the international community has given special attention to the human rights situations of indigenous peoples, as shown by the adoption of international standards and guidelines, as well as by the establishment of institutions and bodies that specifically target these peoples’ concerns.

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