Friday, August 5, 2016

Indigenous Peoples Day

August 9th, International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples!!
Objective is to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.
One of the deep lessons that we have learned from our partners in indigenous communities is the importance of “Living Well”.
Things YOU can do that would make a difference to Indigenous People around the world:
• Make Your Voice Heard about Indigenous Peoples' Rights.
• Raise awareness about Indigenous Rights and International Human Rights Mechanisms
• Raise Awareness about Endangered Indigenous Languages.

Please show your support to help the Indigenous Communities buy purchasing their products from our Fair Trade Shop.

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