­THE PROBLEM WITH INDIGENEITY

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­THE PROBLEM WITH INDIGENEITY By Tlakatekatl

In a recent essay, I introduced a working definition for the emerging paradigm of Yankwik Mexikayotl (link), and, in that essay, I mentioned the term “indigeneity” without adequately defining it. My intention was to thoroughly explain the term at a later date, but some comments on that essay’s post prompted me to address it now. The following, then, is an attempt to define the term “indigeneity,” a task which proved to be somewhat difficult and one that exposed a major problem with the term itself.

To begin, I present my original statement:

…‘indigeneity’ is the combination of the words indigenous and identity – hence, indigeneity. Seems obvious enough, what else is there to say…

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