Celebrate the uniqueness of indigenous peoples

Papua New Guinea National Coat of Arms, representing Aboriginal Peoples

International Day of the World's Indigenous People is August 9th

"Together, let us celebrate and recognize the stories, cultures and unique identities of indigenous peoples around the world.  At the same time, let us work to strengthen their rights and support their aspirations.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

International Day of the World's Indigenous People was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994.

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples  

world's indigenous people's day

Message about indigenous women by Lakshmi Puri


  1. I think this is something we should be doing everyday. Indigenous culture is all around us :) But I shall definitely be celebrating on the 9th of August

    1. Good idea Pacman and good to hear from you

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    1. Hi Shelley SO pleased you did comment and thanks so much for the award - really appreciate it. Now that you know how easy it is to comment please just say 'HI' sometime.


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