Peter's followup on fb: "Addendum to my previous post:
While using the term "abo" is racist in a global context like the internet, using the term "neoaboriginal" is problematic as well (I've also seen it shortened to neoabo). It's no different than saying neonative or neoindigenous. It's whiteness usurping the identity of a minority. I don't condone either. While rewilding is about becoming place-based (one meaning of the word indigenous), we live in a context where identity and the language around it is important for minority groups. It dilutes their struggle when their descriptors are appropriated. To build allyship, to begin to collaborate, we can easily pick and choose language that isn't offensive or appropriative on many levels. It's really not hard. When crafting language as rewilders we need to do more research into etymology, current contexts, and differing communities. "Limitation creates art." Compassion creates community. Roll up your sleeves and get to work. "