This Article argues that the meaningful revitalization of Indigenous
nations depends upon engaging in a process of indigenization, the active
pursuit of a distinct developmental path, culture, and identity.
Significant barriers to indigenization include not only political, economic,
and social obstacles, but also psychological reliance upon the colonizing
nation, the inability to recall the memory of the colonization process upon
one's nation, and the pursuit of remedies to colonization that have the
practical effect of promoting rather than alleviating its impact. In light of
these barriers, the Article critically examines the extent to which
indigenization may be assisted or undermined by efforts to develop
international treaty law governing the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Porter, Robert B.
"Pursuing the Path of Indigenization in the Era of Emergent International Law Governing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,"
Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol5/iss1/4