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President of Peru says Native movement growing


The opening of the National Museum of the American Indian is a sign of pro-Native movements that are growing throughout the Western Hemisphere, Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo says.

Toledo is the first Indian to be democratically-elected in Peru in more than 500 years. He says Natives in his country and elsewhere are become more politically active after being excluded for centuries.

"These movements in their own right demand to be included, to be part of the economic and political life of their own nations," Toledo tells The Washington Post.

Toledo gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the museum last Tuesday. He received a standing ovation.

Get the Story:
'A Movement That Is Going to Be Very Difficult to Stop' (The Washington Post 9/26)
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Relevant Links:
National Museum of the American Indian - http://www.nmai.si.edu

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