ERIC Number: EJ1086072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Responding to Cultural Loss: Providing an Integral Indigenous Perspective of a "Kichwa Child"
Maigua, Yolanda Terán; Gutierrez-Gomez, Cathy
Childhood Education, v92 n1 p22-28 2016
As Indigenous populations around the world migrate, urbanize, and come into contact with a variety of other cultures, they risk loss of their ancient languages and cultural practices. In 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In addition to the broader human rights like employment, security, and health care, this document identifies the right of Indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen their existing institutions, cultures, and traditions. In a time when local languages are disappearing at alarming rates, it is critical for Indigenous groups to maintain their cultural traditions and celebrate their languages and heritage. Pride in one's heritage and family history inspires a strong sense of self in children and helps them feel secure as they grow, develop, and explore the world around them.
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Maintenance, Language Maintenance, Action Research, Participatory Research, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Child Development, Individual Characteristics, Community Study, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ecuador