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Details: the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (2011)
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Introduction

Article 15 of the WSIS Declaration of The World Summit on the Information Society states “In the evolution of the Information Society, particular attention must be given to the special situation of indigenous peoples, as well as to the preservation of their heritage and their cultural legacy”. Although worldwide there has been significant growth in access to computers and the Internet, the lack of access to such resources continues to be a major form of social and economic exclusion for many peoples across the globe. Among these are indigenous peoples who, both in developing and developed countries, often experience the greatest disparity in access to the educational opportunities afforded by information and communication technologies (ICTs). Many indigenous peoples lack access to the Internet or do not have the expertise to use ICTs to access global knowledge or to create their own content and resources…