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Declaration of Tlahuitoltepec on the Fundamental Rights of the Indigenous Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Indo-Latin America

Tlahuitoltepec, Mexico, 18 May 1994.

Article 1

    We the representatives of the indigenous Indo-Latin American nations, nationalities and peoples unanimously agree that we have always been and will forever continue to be peoples with our own history, religion, culture, education, language and other fundamental characteristics of nations, nationalities and peoples.

Article 13

    We the indigenous nations, nationalities and peoples understand our cultures to be any manifestation that expresses the comprehensive concept of our relationship with our Mother Earth and our relationships among ourselves, as human beings in a community. Out cultures include elements such as language, social, political and economic customs, the arts, sciences, medicine and religion.

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