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TREATIES CONVENCION SOBRE EL INSTI- TUTO INDIGENISTA INTER- AMERICANO Los Gobiernos de las Republicas Americanas, animados por el de- seo de crear instrumentos eficaces de colaboraci6n para la resoluci6n de sus problemas comunes, y reconociendo que el problema in- digena atafie a toda America; que conviene dilucidarlo y resolverlo y que presenta en muchos de los paises americanos modalidades semejantes y comparables; reco- nociendo, ademas, que es conve- niente aclarar, estimular y co- ordinar la politica indigenista de los diversos paises, entendida esta como conjunto de desiderata, de normas y de medidas que deban aplicarse para mejorar de manera integral la vida de los grupos indigenas de America, y consi- derando que la creaci6n de un Instituto Indigenista Interameri- cano fu6 recomendada para su estudio por la Octava Conferencia Internacional, reunida en Lima, en 1938, en una resoluci6n que dice: "Que el Congreso Continental de Indianistas estudie la conve- niencia de establecer un Instituto IndianistaInteramericanoy, en su caso, fije los terminos de su organi- zaci6n y de los pasos necesarios para su instalacion y funciona- miento inmediatos", y conside- rando que el Primer Congreso Indigenista Interamericano cele- brado en PAtzcuaro, en abril de CONVENTION PROVIDING FOR CREATION OF THE INTER-AMER - ICAN INDIAN INSTITUTE. The Governments of the Ameri- can Republics, inspired by the desire to create efficient instru- ments for collaboration in the solution of their common prob- lems, and recognizing the fact that the Indian problem is a question of interest to all America; that it is desirable clearly to state and solve said problem; that in many of the American nations it offers similar and comparable aspects; the Governments of said republics further recognize the fact that it is highly desirable to clarify, stimulate andi coordinate the Indian policies of the various nations, said policies being con- strued as the aggregation of de- siderata, standards and measures that should be applied for integral improvement of the living stand- ards of the Indian groups of the Americas; and whereas establish- ment of an Inter-American Indian Institute was recommended for study, by the Eighth International Conference of the American Na- tions, assembled at Lima in 1938, in the following resolution: That the Continental Conference on Indian Life study the advisability of establishing an Inter-American Indian Institute and, if the occa- sion arises, set forth the basis for its organization and take the neces- sary steps for its immediate instal- [56 STAT.