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ERIC Number: ED084051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-30
Pages: 8
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Declaration of Barbados.
Anthropologists participating in the Symposium on Inter-Ethnic Conflict in South America (Barbados, January 1971) analyzed formal reports of tribal situations in several Latin American countries and determined that Indians of America remain dominated by a colonial situation which originated with the conquest and which still persists today. As a consequence, the several States, the religious missions, and social scientists (particularly anthropologists) must assume responsibility for immediate action to halt this aggression and contribute significantly to the process of Indian liberation. Recommendations for State responsibility include guaranteeing the right to remain Indian and recognizing that Indian groups possess rights prior to those of other national constituencies. The responsibility of the religious missions includes overcoming the intrinsic Herodianism of the evangelical process, and assuming a position of true respect for Indian culture. Anthropology must stop its previous practices of scientism, hypocrisy, and opportunism, and commit itself to the struggle for Indian liberation. The document emphasizes that the Indian must be an agent of his own destiny. (KM)
The Secretariat of IWGIA, Frederiksholms Kanal 4 A, DK 1220 Copenhagen K., Denmark ($0.15)
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