Answer: B. It is estimated that there are 370 million Indigenous peoples around the world.
Among the Indigenous peoples of the world, levels of wealth, socio-economic status and access to social services fall behind that of non- Indigenous peoples. This is more of a reality in developing countries than in developed ones. True False
Answer: False. The poverty and marginalisation of Indigenous peoples is not limited to developing countries. This is also the case in developed countries like Australia and Canada. For example: in Australia the median gross individual income for Indigenous peoples was $278 per week compared with $473 for non-Indigenous people in 2006. Indigenous peoples are also imprisoned at a rate 14 times higher than non- Indigenous peoples.
Indigenous peoples make up roughly 5% of the world’s population, but 15% of people living in poverty. TRUEFALSE
Answer: False. Bolivia is an example of one country where there are more Indigenous peoples than non-Indigenous peoples. Unfortunately they are still experiencing similar disadvantages to other Indigenous populations around the world.
There are approximately 7,000 languages spoken in the world today. How many are estimated to be spoken by Indigenous Peoples? A) 1,500B) 2,500C) 4,000
Answer: True. Although treaties exist between most Indigenous people and the governments of the countries in which they reside, these treaties are often disputed either because they are thought of as unfairly negotiated, or because the treaty rights have been breached and obligations not fulfilled.
TRUEFALSE The unemployment rate for Indigenous people aged 15-64 in 2008 was more than three times the unemployment rate of the non-Indigenous population.
Answer: True. In 2008 16.6% of Indigenous people were unemployed compared to 5% of the civilian population.
State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 2009, http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx Australian Bureau of Statistics: http://www.abs.gov.au http://www.abs.gov.au Education for Justice: www.educationforjustice.orgwww.educationforjustice.org