Celebrating International Day of Indigenous Peoples!
In the riding of Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, International Day of Indigenous Peoples is being celebrated.
Patty Hajdu states:
“Today is the International Day of Indigenous Peoples — in my riding, we’re announcing almost $600,000 in funding for Nokiiwin Tribal Council, Red Rock First Nation, and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek to support community planning and economic development.”
What is International Day of Indigenous Peoples?
International day of the world’s indigenous peoples 2020 is being celebrated to bring about awareness for the needs that indigenous peoples have.
On August 9, every year, this day is celebrated and the last time it was celebrated was world indigenous peoples day 2019, August 9.
In its resolution, the United Nations General Assembly, in the year 1994, December 23rd, announced that every year, on the 9th of August, International Day of Indigenous Peoples will be celebrated.
The 9th of August is the first day, in which in 1982, the first ever meeting was held, on Indigenous Populations, with regards to the UN Working Group.
On August 9th, encouragement is given to people all across the globe, to spread the message of the United Nations, regarding the promotion, as well as the protection of indigenous people’s rights.
To celebrate world indigenous day 2020 theme, in New York, at the headquarters of the United Nations, various activities are conducted like performances being given by indigenous artists and there are also panel discussions on important issues which are emerging.
Also, as part of the international day of indigenous peoples 2020 theme, various messages are sent from indigenous peoples, high-level UN officials, governments and various other important leaders.
Achyuta Samanta Kandhamal MP says:
“Today we mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous peoples are at the frontline of the global struggle for human rights and the fight against climate change. Let us ensure that indigenous peoples enjoy recognition for their contributions and the opportunity to prosper in peace in this healthy planet.”
Just as it was done to celebrate international day of the world’s indigenous peoples 2019 and in the precious years, this year too, there are many events being conducted all over the planet, to celebrate International Day of Indigenous Peoples.
Chirag Vasani is Chief Editor for wwbnn. He has been writing online and offline since many years now. When he is not writing, he likes to play golf.