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" All definitions of wilderness that exclude people seem to me to be false. African 'wilderness' areas are racist because indigenous people are being cleared out of them so white people can go on holiday there. "
" Americans don't want immigration. They don't want any more. Why can't we have a home? You see on 'National Geographic,' 'Oh, the indigenous people, they have a home.' Everyone else can have a home. We are the only people on Earth not allowed to have a home. "
" Here in Canada, the people who oppose the tar sands most forcefully are Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands. They are not opposing it because of climate change - they are opposing it because it poisons their bodies. "
" How can we possibly say the root of the Canadian approach to citizenship and immigration comes from Europe or the United States? I mean, we just don't do the same things. What I've said, very simply, is that unlike other colonies, for the first 250 years approximately, indigenous people were either the dominant force or an equal force. "
John Ralston Saul
" I can't imagine what it must be like to be one of the indigenous people of the United States of America. I can't imagine watching the news every day - as people debate whose country this is and who should be in charge of it and how to make it great again - and hardly ever see your people brought into the discussion. "
W. Kamau Bell
" I'd like to talk about free markets. Information in the computer age is the last genuine free market left on earth except those free markets where indigenous people are still surviving. And that's basically becoming limited. "
" If I meet someone who's Native American and I don't know anything about indigenous people in New Jersey - which I kind of don't, which is not really good - I can learn more and more about their lives, and that makes me a more open person and a more accepting person. "
" If we tackle deforestation in the right way, the benefits will be far-reaching - greater food security, improved livelihoods for millions of small farmers and indigenous people, more prosperous rural economies, and above all, a more stable climate. "
" Indigenous people all over the world take quite a lot of trouble with their hair and their clothes. "
" Indigenous people have discovered that Christianity is not inherently Western but universal - 'translatable' into any cultural idiom. "
" Indigenous people in films, it's all, like, nose flutes and panpipes and, you know, people talking to ghosts... which I hate. "
" In everything I've done, I've always tried to make room for indigenous people, to include them. "
" I support the indigenous people anywhere in the planet. "
Edward James Olmos
" I think the relationship of indigenous people to their environment... that those were ethical omnivores. "
" I was shocked when I moved to Sydney how very few indigenous people I came across. And so when I go to places like Maroubra or Redfern or Waterloo or Erskineville, I feel more at home because of the people I'm around - anywhere I can see a face that reflects someone that looks like my family, I feel much more at home. "
" Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories. "
" My favourite moment from the Oscars was when Brando didn't attend and sent a Native American woman to talk about Wounded Knee. She delivered a very unpopular and lengthy monologue about the injustice for indigenous people in North America. It was one of the greatest moments in American television. "
" Solutions will not be found while Indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions. "
" The fighting back by indigenous people started in 1900: OK, they've cornered us. Our population is almost gone; they've defeated us. From there, the modern Indian rights movement started, and it was a very hard fight, with a lot of stuff going against them. "
John Ralston Saul
" The presidents and the founding fathers and all of the people we sort of raise up as false idols, we don't wrestle with the fact that many of these were brilliant men, but they were also men with deep prejudices against people of color, against indigenous people, against women. "
" There are certain regions in the country where the indigenous people eat dogs. "
" There are many, many different kinds of intersectional exclusions - not just black women but other women of color. Not just people of color, but people with disabilities. Immigrants. LGBTQ people. Indigenous people. "
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
" There are people all over Australia who use their homes as hubs that they travel from, and they encourage their indigenous people to continue to stay there. "
" This is a coca leaf. This is not cocaine. This represents the culture of indigenous people of the Andean region. "
" We are lagging far behind comparable countries in overcoming the disadvantages Indigenous people face. "
" We are seeing healing among the stolen generations, and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people to make their distinctive contribution to our national life. "
" When I was doing missionary work when I was younger, which started this obsession of mine with the literature of witness, I was a translator for a missionary group, and I spent years in a Tijuana dump. People were really thrown by the fact that the Mexican poor, many of them pureblood indigenous people, seemed happy. "
Luis Alberto Urrea
" Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members. "
" You either keep the forest standing, which takes jobs away from indigenous people who need to feed themselves, or you cut down the trees, which affects the climate. In the long term, you have to protect the forest. "
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