Dominant Cultures and Indigenous Populations

By Earnest Bracey.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The paper I propose to present will discuss how dominant European control over indigenous populations have included economic exploitation and the degradation of native populations throughout the world. Many dominant societies justify their influence, control and illegal territorial acquisitions by proclaiming: They were/are destined to rule over indigenous populations. Most recently, however, many indigenous people have demanded the return of their stolen or illegally seized lands and conquered territories. Furthermore, many respective indigenous individuals have denounced dominant European cultures and continue to fight outright for a restoration of their lost languages and traditional values and native cultures. Nevertheless, many indigenous populations operate today organizationally, governmentally and administratively in the same fashion as Europeans. In this way, dominant cultures throughout the world have been able to maintain control and power - as well as their spheres of influence - over indigenous populations, creating an enduring legacy.

Keywords: Dominant Cultures, Indigenous

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp.59-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 883.772KB).

Dr. Earnest Bracey

Professor of Political Science and African American History, Department of Philosophical and Regional Studies, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Earnest N. Bracey is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, with over twenty years of active duty military service. He is a recipient of numerous civilian and military awards and honors. He is also a graduate of the United States Naval War College and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and previously served as Director of Administration at the prestigious Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. Dr. Earnest N. Bracey is author of On Racism (University Press of America, 2003), Prophetic Insight (University Press of America, 1999), and Daniel "Chappie" James (McFarland Inc. Publishers, 2003). He holds a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University, Minnesota, and Doctorate in Public Administration from George Mason University.

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