Indigenous vs. Amerindian
I was confused by the headline “Indigenous Peoples Commission hands over first report to House Speaker”.
More attentive persons would recognise the euphemistic use of the terminology ‘Indigenous’. The Speaker should invite Parliament to examine its accuracy in relation to the contentious law enacted and titled the Amerindian Act 2006.
This is a familiar exercise of ‘smoke and mirrors’, for at the time of its promulgation, substantive ‘Amerindian’ communities were stoutly resisted when they pressed for the law to be entitled Indigenous Peoples Act.
Surely there is the taint of dissemblance in conjuring up an ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Commission’ in contradiction of the law!
Whereto should the amendment be applied?
E B John