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Good article reassessment for Evo Morales edit

Evo Morales has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Krisgabwoosh (talk)

Changes from "Indian" or other terms to "Amerindian" edit

DaRealPrinceZuko has been going through articles making this change. Not all are incorrect but at least once a quotation has been changed. See examples [1] and [2]. Also Talk:American Indian Wars#Amerindian and my post below which quotes from our article Indigenous peoples of the Americas

"The term Amerindian, a portmanteau of "American Indian", was coined in 1902 by the American Anthropological Association. It has been controversial ever since its creation. It was immediately rejected by some leading members of the Association, and, while adopted by many, it was never universally accepted.[1] While never popular in Indigenous communities themselves, it remains a preferred term among some anthropologists, notably in some parts of Canada and the English-speaking Caribbean.[2][3][4][5]" Doug Weller talk 11:18, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Their addition of the indigenous peoples of North America to the Revanchism page is also odd and probably WP:OR after looking at the sources. TulsaPoliticsFan (talk) 23:27, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, somewhere at WP:NDN talk we have an archived consensus not to do this. While every community has individual dissenters, "Native American" and "Indigenous American", with a variety of options in linkage, are all preferable to "Amerindian" or "Amerind", which is outdated and was mostly used by non-Natives. While a number of Indigenous folks in Canada prefer not to use "Indian", in the US it's more neutral, and even the preferred term by a number of older Natives, and Natives of all ages in some regions. "Indian" is still the official term in a lot of contemporary organizations. We routinely revert the folks that go on these mass change sprees. - CorbieVreccan 00:27, 31 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

People try that all the time, and when I have the time and energy, I revert. American Indian is a perfectly acceptable term when discussing American Indians (as opposed to Inuit, etc.) Yes, Amerind is a preferred term in Guyana and other Circum-Caribbean countries, so for articles about Indigenous peoples in those countries that term should stand. Multiple terms cover multiple populaces, so I actively try to resist homogenization that is not reflected in published or spoken literature. Yuchitown (talk) 01:15, 30 August 2023 (UTC)YuchitownReply[reply]

Peopling of the Americas needs eyes edit

A lot of good faith edits from a new editor, I think overuse of media. Doug Weller talk 06:55, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Green's 5th Edit-a-thon edit


Hello WikiProject Indigenous peoples of the Americas:

WikiProject Women in Green is holding a month-long Good Article Edit-a-thon event in October 2023!

Running from October 1 to 31, 2023, WikiProject Women in Green (WiG) is hosting a Good Article (GA) edit-a-thon event with the theme Around the World in 31 Days! All experience levels welcome. Never worked on a GA project before? We'll teach you how to get started. Or maybe you're an old hand at GAs – we'd love to have you involved! Participants are invited to work on nominating and/or reviewing GA submissions related to women and women's works (e.g., books, films) during the event period. We hope to collectively cover article subjects from at least 31 countries (or broader international articles) by month's end. GA resources and one-on-one support will be provided by experienced GA editors, and participants will have the opportunity to earn a special WiG barnstar for their efforts.

We hope to see you there!

Grnrchst (talk) 14:20, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Canadian_people_who_self-identify_as_being_of_Indigenous_descent edit

This category for deletion discussion was relisted, because apparently the many initials votes were insufficient: Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2023_October_4#Category:Canadian_people_who_self-identify_as_being_of_Indigenous_descent. Yuchitown (talk) 16:58, 12 October 2023 (UTC)YuchitownReply[reply]

  1. ^ "Americanists in dispute" (PDF). The New York Times. October 22, 1902. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  2. ^ "Terminology." Archived 9 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine Survival International. Retrieved 30 March 2012. "Aborigen" Archived 15 December 2022 at the Wayback Machine Diccionario de la Real Academia Española. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  3. ^ Reid, Basil. "Tracing Our Amerindian Heritage". Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  4. ^ "The Abbreviated History of Barbados". Archived from the original on 16 January 2000. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
  5. ^ Unique Media Design Limited. "diGJamaica :: Amerindian Jamaica". Archived from the original on 23 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-10.