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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

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1552: Bartolomé de Las Casas, in Devastation of the Indies, describes the mistreatment of indigenous peoples in the Caribbean and Latin America.

1830: The “Black Line” is founded in Tasmania. This organization of a dragnet of settlers, soldiers, and freed convicts aims at exterminating the indigenous people of the Tasman Peninsula, but its effort is singularly unsuccessful.

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In order to truly address the education issue for Aboriginal peoples in Canada, there is also a need for improved education of non-Aboriginal children on Canadian history and issues affecting Aboriginal people. Non-Aboriginal people cannot fulfill their treaty responsibilities, work for justice or interact respectfully with Aboriginal people if they do not understand the history of relations between their peoples or the basics of Aboriginal cultures. There are efforts being made to encourage the inclusion of Aboriginal history and cultures in school curriculum by organizations and individuals such as the Indigenous Education Network and the Coalition for the Advancement of Aboriginal Studies. To learn more about the Indigenous Education Network, visit , click “Resources,” click “Education” and scroll down to “Indigenous Education Network. To visit the Coalition for the Advancement of Aboriginal Studies, go to

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Mexico has one of the largest and most diverse indigenous populations in Latin America. Although the country had recognized the existence of and contributions made by indigenous peoples in the construction of the country, it was only with the 1992 Constitution that the nation was deemed pluri-cultural. Mexico’s indigenous population numbers 12.7 million people representing 13 per cent of the national population, speaking 62 languages between them. Official statistics had traditionally defined the indigenous population using criteria based on language, which many have argued largely underestimated this increasingly urban population. However, indigenous peoples’ organizations were successful in pressuring the government to include a question based on self-identification in the 2000 Census. In that year, only half of those who identified as indigenous actually spoke an indigenous language and of those who did, 84 per cent also spoke Spanish. Data from 2005 show that a small fraction of indigenous peoples remains monolingual.

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The majority of the indigenous population is concentrated in the southern and south-central region of Mexico. Almost 80 per cent of those who speak an indigenous language live in eight of Mexico’s 31 states; in rank order these are Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Puebla, Yucatán, Guerrero, Hidalgo and Mexico City. The five predominant languages spoken by indigenous people are Náhuatl, followed by Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec and Otomí (Mexican Statistics Bureau).

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Indigenous culture is considered to be at the heart of Mexican society. Mexico is proud of its ancient Maya and Aztec monuments, and its indigenous dances, crafts and markets, which contribute significantly to the country’s appeal to tourists. Since the revolution of 1910–20, successive governments have professed a desire to integrate indigenous people into Mexican society. The Independent Department of Native Affairs, set up in 1946 under the Ministry of Education, began a programme of teaching Spanish to indigenous children. However, the negative result of such programmes has been a promotion of an assimilatory model for indigenous peoples, which has devalued indigenous languages, cultures and autonomy.