Culture is the collective sum of "knowledge experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions" learned by a specific group of people, well-defined by everything from "language, religion, cuisine, habits, music and arts." It is a "learned behavior" and is "socially transmitted," or more briefly, behavior through "social learning." It can also be defined as a "way of life" of a group of people and that are spread along by the means of "communication and imitation" from one generation to the next.
"There are approximately 370 million Indigenous people in the world, belonging to 5,000 different groups, in 90 countries worldwide. Indigenous people live in every region of the world, but about 70% of them live in Asia." (Wikipedia).
Indigenous Peoples manage to live a "nomadic life" and have "small populations" comparative to the "prevailing culture of their country." They normally have their "own language and distinctive cultural traditions which are still practiced." "Indigenous Peoples are often thought of as the primary stewards of the planet\'s biological resources." Their modes of life have "contributed to the preservation of the natural environment" on which they "depend" on. "Indigenous societies are found in every inhabited climate zone and continent of the world"(Wikipedia).
The article is related to the   " World Indigenous Games   a   multi-sport event   involving   indigenous   athletes that was first staged in 2015 which was held in   Palmas, Brazil , from October 23 to November 1, 2015 " and feature d " competitive sports and non-competitive demonstration events. "

With delegations from as far afield as Ethiopia and New Zealand and two dozen indigenous peoples from across Brazil, the games produced nine frenetic days of competition in traditional sports, dancing, singing, commercial and cultural exchange and a dose of politics.
Despite language barriers, tips were traded, stories swapped and traditional accoutrements traded.

The next edition of the games will be held in Canada in 2017.
Much of the criticism is due to a government proposal that would give the country\'s legislative branch, which is influenced by agricultural lobbies, the power to define indigenous lands, many of which are home to valuable natural resources.


The Games were supported by the United Nations Development Program, reflecting the past several decades\' movement toward advocating for indigenous peoples on a global platform, recognizing the common experiences of land loss, colonization, and discrimination that connect groups from the Sami in Finland to Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. 
In 2007, the General Assembly passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, treated as a watershed moment despite its lack of binding agreements. Even so, Canada, Australia, the United States, and New Zealand voted against it, the only member states to do so. 
But time will tell if future "Native Olympics\'"have the power to change viewers\' idea of indigenous people.
The Games reveal "tensions between celebration and objectification," Pablo Medina Uribe wrote in a piece for Fusion, a dilemma evident in some descriptions of the athletes: "Brazil\'s buffed-out, face-painted indigenous women reportedly strike fear in rivals\' hearts," one report noted. Another described participants as "Supersized Maori from New Zealand, diminutive Aeta from the Philippines and native peoples of all shapes and sizes in between." 
As the Games draw to a close today, the competition has proven to be just as much about politics and PR as strength or speed. "Our life is not a game," one protester\'s sign reminded photographers — perhaps before he dashed off to the next event. 


Few sporting pleasures can rival that of the post-victory brag.
Shortly after the Kuikoro had seen off their Amazonian rivals, the Karaja , in arguably the most hotly anticipated event of the  first World Games for Indigenous Peoples , the tug-of-war, one of the athletes could not resist emphasising the ease of their 40-second victory.

Indigenous Games 2015 kick off in Brazil - in pictures
 
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"It was really simple," Pique Kuikoro said. "To win, you just have to stay prepared, breathe at the right time and keep your feet planted in the sand."
Not all the games at this nine-day event in Palmas, a sleepy city in the sweltering agricultural heartland of  Brazil , are quite so straightforward.
There\'s football, of course, and archery, but also spear-throwing, log-carrying and  xiknahiti -  a