Indian Identity, Choice and Change: What Do You Choose?


Indigenous individuals and nations are faced with choices about identity, change and cultural continuity. The choices are not just mere faddish expressions but are deep decisions about culture, community, philosophy and personal and national futures. Many indigenous communities are divided over issues of personal identity, cultural and religious values, forms of government, and relations with the nation state. Such divisions are not endemic to indigenous nations, but they are reflections of the forced external colonial value systems and identities, as well as pragmatic choices about changing political, economic and cultural relations within the present-day world...

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Champagne, Duane. "Indian Identity, Choice and Change: What Do You Choose? " Indian Country Today, September 28, 2012. Article. ( accessed October 26, 2012)