Are quite well described in this BBC item on the end of the United Nations "Decade For Indigenous People".
"Their land has been taken away, their sustainable use of land dismissed, and their cultures have been denigrated"
"There is a sense of hopelessness about the ability to control our own destiny that leads to social ills so common in indigenous communities, such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and domestic violence"
"They get disconnected from their communities and the environment and many eventually get completely detached from their own indigenous identity"
Indeed. And anyone who isn't detatched is a Nazi.
Merry Christmas ! Blogging will be light to non-existent as I shuttle between London, Old Trafford (treat for the kids, not for me - give me the Victoria Ground any day) and Swansea. Back on New Year's Eve.
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