Each year on August 9 we commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
On this day we celebrate Indigenous people, their traditional lands, natural resources and above all their identities, including their unique cultural, social, economic and political characteristics.
Many indigenous peoples’ rights have been violated by past practices. Many have been left vulnerable and disadvantaged. They fight to protect their rights and retain their unique cultures and heritage.
This year’s theme is Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. It is estimated that every two weeks an Indigenous Language is lost. This International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples, we must aim to PRESERVE. REVITALISE. PROMOTE each indigenous language.