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The main article for this category is Indigenous peoples.
NB: For categorisation of individuals (not peoples/groups) identified as indigenous in this sense, see Category:Indigenous people

This category and its sub-categories are intended to contain articles associated in some way with indigenous peoples, affairs, organisations, and other related fields of study, where indigenous is interpreted in the specific sense as described in the main article, above.

The identification of any particular people, group or society as being an indigenous people in the intended sense may at times be problematic. Often, there will exist some degree of dispute or contention, or possibly confusion with the purely adjectival, general sense of the term.

Indigenous peoples - proposed criteria for category definition and inclusion

To assist in determining whether any particular people, community or group ought to be placed in this category (or its sub-categories), the following criteria are proposed:

  • an indigenous people may be identified as such, where notable independent reference(s) can be found that the group's indigenous identity is either asserted or recognised as being indigenous, or some other cognate term, by either:
    1. some government, regulatory body, law or protocol, which may be either sub-national, national or trans-national; and/or
    2. some recognised body, NGO or other organisation, involved with indigenous affairs and recognised as an accredited participant, intermediary or representative in some legal, negotiative, national or international regulatory or rights-based process; and/or
    3. some academic and peer-reviewed literature or publication; and/or
    4. some representative body of the indigenous society itself, where that representation is made in respect of a claim or issue to a government or governmentally-supported organisation (eg the UN, African Union).

That source should naturally be cited on the relevant page. Where there is (independent) contention about identifying any particular group as an indigenous people, the contention should be noted in the relevant article along with the cited reference(s) in which this contention appears.

As there are potentially very many groups which may be identified as indigenous peoples, a further suggestion is to place articles on particular indigenous groups in the appropriate regional sub-category, for example Category:Indigenous peoples of South America. Note that some indigenous peoples may merit placement in more than one regional sub-category, according to their distribution.

For further information and discussion on the criteria above, see this category's talk page. Further comment and refinement is welcomed.


This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.



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Pages in category "Indigenous peoples"

The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).



  • AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples






Source material

Up to date as of January 22, 2010

From Wikisource


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.



Pages in category "Indigenous peoples"

The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total.


  • Wikisource:Aboriginals





Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia


This category has only the following subcategory.


Pages in category "Indigenous peoples"

This category contains only the following page.


  • Template:Indigenous Peoples by Continent

This article uses material from the "Category:Indigenous peoples" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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