Thursday, August 9, 2007

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

I've always been one to acknowledge the obscure "holidays" usually printed in 6pt font in the bottom corner of the boxes of your daily planner. This is one, however, that holds particular importance. From Native Americans to the Aborigines, and a multitude of nations and cultures in between, each has suffered indignities and disrespect of the worst kind.

While we should never let the day define the cause and refresh our knowledge of international situations daily, let's take today in particular to brush up.

Below are a few interesting links.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

As we celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 9 August this year, the focus of attention for many of these most marginalized peoples will be the decision that is due to be taken in the next days by the United Nations General Assembly in relation to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

American Indian Heritage Foundation
Australian Local Government Association
Black Native American Association
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association
Centre for Minority Rights Development
Global Policy Forum: 'Indigenous People Fight for Inclusion'
Index of Native American Organizations on the Internet
Indigenous Peoples Caucus
Latin American Network Information Center
Native American Journalists Association
Rights of Indigenous People, The


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