This report from the Minority Rights Group International explores the impact of land dispossession, forced assimilation, and other forms of discrimination on the most fundamental aspects of identity for minority and indigenous peoples world-wide, including language, art, traditional knowledge, and spirituality. It also describes the positive impact that minority and indigenous cultures can have to strengthen communities.
Minority Rights Group International is a non-governmental organization working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities.
State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2016: Events of 2015. Minority Rights Group International 2015. http://minorityrights.org/publications/state-of-the-worlds-minorities-and-indigenous-peoples-2016.