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Indigenous Communities In Peru And The Peruvian Nation State, Jenna Rose Scanlon May 2012

Indigenous Communities In Peru And The Peruvian Nation State, Jenna Rose Scanlon

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In today’s society there are indigenous communities that live and thrive the way that their ancestors did. These people try and maintain their culture while modern society tries to impose their beliefs and practices on them. Peru is a country that is quickly developing and westernizing. These indigenous communities in Peru are considered citizens but do not receive the rights that are granted to them by their constitutions. They have their land unlawfully seized, they are forced into menial jobs where they are abused and exploited, they do not receive adequate education if any, and they are excluded from ...