What Indigenous territories am I in?

St. Clair County, Illinois

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What native lands am I currently in?

Find the Indigenous territories you are currently on. Consider the Indigenous history of your area and reflect on the effects of colonization by exploring the native lands at your location. Data provided by Native Land. Data should be considered approximate and should not by itself be considered an authoritative source.

About St. Clair County, Illinois

St. Clair County is the ninth most populous county in Illinois. Located directly east of St. Louis, the county is part of the Metro East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in southern Illinois. As of the 2020 United States census, St. Clair County had a population of 257,400, making it the third most populous county in Illinois outside the Chicago metropolitan area. Belleville is the county’s seat and largest city.

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About Indigenous rights

Indigenous rights are those rights that exist in recognition of the specific condition of indigenous peoples. This includes not only the most basic human rights of physical survival and integrity, but also the rights over their land, language, religion, and other elements of cultural heritage that are a part of their existence and identity as a people. This can be used as an expression for advocacy of social organizations, or form a part of the national law in establishing the relation between a government and the right of self-determination among its indigenous people, or in international law as a protection against violation of indigenous rights by actions of governments or groups of private interests.

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