Sunday, August 10, 2008

World Indigenous People Day today-"Is there any state celebration/ program on this day in Chhattisgarh ? Was not the state created for its tribal ?"

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People will be celebrated on Saturday (today) the world over in a bid to strengthen the global cooperation for the solution of problems being faced by the indigenous people in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights and many others.

“We, the indigenous peoples, walk to the future in the footprints of our ancestors. From the smallest to the largest living being, from the four directions, from the air, the land and the mountains, the creator has placed us, the indigenous peoples, upon our mother, the earth,” said the Indigenous Peoples Earth Charter 1992.

The word ‘indigenous’ has many meanings. In every region of the world, many different cultural groups live together and interact, but not all of these groups are considered indigenous or inherent to their particular geographic area. In fact, it is only in the face of a collective or shared sense of identity that the term indigenous peoples has been internationally recognized.


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