Identifying indigenous peoples

The fact that peoples such as the Yanomami Indians get coverage in the news is great, but the next step is to address this issue more deeply.The plight of indigenous peoples all over the world must be recognized, especially by those of us in privileged Western societies who may be in a position to help them. Miriam Midlarsky, Madison, Wis. Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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