Forum Theme 2
As defined by the International Labor Organization, “the term Indigenous peoples refers to tribal peoples in independent counties whose social, cultural and economic conditions distinguish them from other sections of the national community and whose status is regulated wholly or partially by their own customs or traditions” (Bastien, Kremer, Kuokkanen, and Vickers 25). How much, though, are the customs and traditions previously described conditionary or, rather, a circumstance of the person experiencing them? For inferior or outcast members of society, certain nuances and adherence to normative behavior means less because they are not a part of the power that creates or enforces them. In the pre-colonial system, the reality of one‟s existence pervades throughout the community as the center defines and subjugates those it deems inferior.
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Wilson, Kyle G.
"Mental Realities of the Multi-Culture: Multiple Othering in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 5:
2, Article 5.
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