(Part Two) Part One of this article provided an explanation of who indigenous peoples are, why they are considered a special legal category, and what rights they have as outlined in international law. In this piece, I explore how colonization has affected

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“Do you have an Advance Directive?” asked the emergency nurse as she checked boxes to admit me to the hospital. “No, I’m not dying. I’m having a baby.” I replied between contraction, annoyed that I was being asked such trivial questions

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