[NA-Discuss] Geographic Regions Statement
toml at communisphere.com
Fri Jan 28 10:02:56 UTC 2011
Regarding the Geographic Regions Statement, three points:
1. Knowing shamefully little about indigenous peoples, I draw your
attention to those possibly trans-national/regional peoples that inhabit
the most northern part of our planet. How can the DNS serve their needs?
2. In primary school (in the 1950s) I was taught there were 3 continents
in this part of the world, North, South, and Central America. I suspect
this might have been to separate us from the somewhat less northern
Europeans to the south of Texas.
3. Living in a Spanish speaking section of North America, and able now
to drive an automobile to South America, and with trade in goods and
culture increasingly shared between north and south, I think it would be
good to begin thinking of us a one region.
Jackson Heights, New York
On 1/28/2011 12:08 AM, Avri Doria wrote:
> Not wanting to get into 1,2 or more Americas issue.
> But do want to bring up the issue of indigenous populations whatever the region. I have been working with indigenous population in Europe, the Sámi, for years. They are not represented in Euralo any more than the populations that Eric is referring to are represented in Naralo, though there may be individual members of those populations participating
> Just as the Island populations are looking for a cross-regional way to get representation, is there any value, or interest, in looking at ways to obtain cross-regional representation for Indigenous populations. If there is interest in this within the RALO, would this be worth adding to the statement? Something like:
> Naralo also supports investigating way to increase the participation of Indigenous populations, especially those whose cultural territory cuts across regional boundaries.
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