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Tag: Native Americans

  • Indigenous injustice and the power of the land

    Indigenous injustice and the power of the land

    David Peat argues that Native American and Western cultures have clashed from the beginning. The differences form the basis of disputes about land ownership, the outcome of which we all know, and even touches on the current environmental crisis.
  • The natural process of mutual integration

    The natural process of mutual integration

    Western countries expect immigrants to adapt to their culture, whereas for centuries colonizing Europeans always imposed their ways on the native inhabitants they came across. In reality both cultures will always naturally fuse to become a new one.
  • Inspired by wilderness

    Inspired by wilderness

    For a long time civilisation was equated with cultivating wilderness and urbanisation. Now climate change is threatening us, in many fields – including law – the positive value of wilderness is being rediscovered and the importance of experiencing it.
  • Who owns the land?

    Who owns the land?

    The Dutch government has decided to sell some nature areas to private owners. Although the State might legally own them, its task really consists of managing them for all Dutch inhabitants.