Although it is difficult to give an accurate estimate of the indigenous population of Mexico, the National Population Council (CONAPO) set the number living in the country at the time of the Population and Housing Census (2005) at 13,365,976, or 13% of the total population, spread across the 32 states of the country.
The country ratified ILO Convention 169 in 1990 and, in 1992, Mexico was recognised as a pluricultural nation when Article 6 of the Constitution was amended.
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, The Indigenous World 2011
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