Tuesday, August 9, 2011

On August 9

On this day in ...
... 2011 (today), is marked the 16th annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. The day -- which commemorates the 1st meeting, in 1982, of the U.N.Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights -- was set aside by 1994 resolution of the U.N. General Assembly. (image credit) As stated here, this is a day

to explore the history and culture of the millions all over the world who are Indigenous.

(Prior August 9 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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