There are several important factors to consider when defining indigeneity: firstly, history, pre-conquest, descent and ancestry. As well as difference: their own distinct culture including independent social, political and economic institutions, language, customs and traditions. Also consider multiculturalism and self-identification. Multiculturalism (indigeneity, policy and development): The ILO's 107th convention in 1957 pushed to integrate indigenous communities into major com.s rather than distinguishing them from one another. Most state legislation was also focused on integration at this time.