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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion : Indigenous Peoples Studies

E. H. Butler Library information on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion initiatives, including links to research, local, and national information.

Indigenous Peoples Studies Definitions 

Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous Peoples are distinct social and cultural groups that share collective ancestral ties to the lands and natural resources where they live, occupy or from which they have been displaced. The land and natural resources on which they depend are inextricably linked to their identities, cultures, livelihoods, as well as their physical and spiritual well-being. They often subscribe to their customary leaders and organizations for representation that are distinct or separate from those of the mainstream society or culture. Many Indigenous Peoples still maintain a language distinct from the official language or languages of the country or region in which they reside. 

  • There are between 370 and 500 million indigenous peoples worldwide. 
  • Although they make up 5% of the population, they account for 15% of the extreme poor.
  • Indigenous Peoples' life expectancy is up to 20% lower than of non-indigenous peoples worldwide

SOURCE: World Bank. (2021, March). Indigenous Peoples.

Library Resources on Indigenous Peoples Studies

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Buffalo State Resources 

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