2015 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

IndigenousPeopleMapIntl Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year 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. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (1995 – 2004). In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.” People from different nations are encouraged to participate in observing the day to spread the UN’s message on indigenous peoples. Activities may include educational forums and classroom activities to gain an appreciation and a better understanding of indigenous peoples.

By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_the_World%27s_Indigenous_Peoples

Native Alaskan head wareNative Hawaiian War HelmetNative American indian head ware

feather

US Government & Indigenous Peoples Timeline 1819-2016
ProPresObama.org Civil Rights Timelines ™

 feather

Timeline by Region
.

List of Prominent Native Hawaiians.

.

.

#Indigenous

#GenI

Obama_Biden_thumbnail

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “2015 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  1. WH

    Saturday, August 8, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing
    Chilmark, Massachusetts

    Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden depart for their vacation in Kiawah Island, S.C

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  2. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year 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. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.

    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (1995 – 2004). In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.” People from different nations are encouraged to participate in observing the day to spread the UN’s message on indigenous peoples. Activities may include educational forums and classroom activities to gain an appreciation and a better understanding of indigenous peoples.

    By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

    For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_the_W

    • For first time, Canada’s indigenous flex their electoral muscles in a big way

      For decades, many of Canada’s Aboriginals have viewed voting in federal elections as something foreign. But that changed this year, as a newly galvanized community made their voices heard.

      OCTOBER 23, 2015 By Dylan C. Robertson – CSMonitor

      OTTAWA — Tania Cameron lives in a Canadian electoral district where most Aboriginal reservations lack drinkable water. Its overcrowded schools and crumbling infrastructure offer a snapshot of social ills that pervade native life.

      “We also have a number of missing and murdered indigenous women,” she says. “A lot of families don’t know what ever happened to their loved one.”

      But Kenora – her riding, or district, in north Ontario – also epitomizes a political awakening that swept the country in the run-up to Monday’s election.

      Recommended: How about this Canada quiz, eh?
      Until now, Aboriginals had cast as many as 20 percentage points fewer ballots than the general population since gaining the franchise 55 years ago. But that changed this week, as an Occupy-style movement, combined with crimes against the community that have shocked the nation, have pushed indigenous issues into the public consciousness.

      Now, many Aboriginals are seeing political engagement as a path toward better conditions and opportunities for their communities. A turn-out-the-vote effort has tripled participation at some tribal reservations, while more indigenous members of Parliament have been elected than ever before.

      “We’ve never seen this kind of engagement, in my lifetime anyway,” says Ms. Cameron, a councilor for her tribal community, or band as they are called in Canada. She spent the past six months coaxing fellow natives to vote.

      Even so, like many others, Cameron is waiting to see whether the government will reverse centuries of mistrust and disappointment. “I’m going to hold them to account; I’m just going to watch and I’m going to be vocal.”

      For more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2015/1023/For-first-time-Canada-s-indigenous-flex-their-electoral-muscles-in-a-big-way

  3. August 8-23 The First Family vacations

    Martha’s Vineyard, Chilmark, Massachusetts

    The Obama beat: the President and family land on Martha’s Vineyard

    Aug 7, 2015 The Obama Beat by The Martha’s Vineyard Times

    Daily reports here on President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation.

    At 6:25 pm on Friday, President Obama and his family landed on Martha’s Vineyard in Marine One, and officially began their two-week Island vacation.

    POTUS, as the president is known among the press, left Andrews Air Force before 5 pm today, headed for Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod. President Obama, dressed in a dark suit, traveled with his wife, First Lady (FLOTUS) Michelle Obama, their daughter Sasha, Susan Rice and Valerie Jarrett.

    White House pets Bo and Sunny were already on the plane when the White House pool reporter watched the family leave Washington, D.C.

    At shortly after 6 pm, the first family boarded Marine One at Otis, bound for Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

    If past Martha’s Vineyard vacations (and there have been six) are any indicator, the Commander-in-Chief will golf, do some bicycling, golf some more, and eat at some favorite Island restaurants.

    ————

    From a White House official, President Obama’s summer reading list:

    All That Is by James Salter
    All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
    The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

  4. Bidens to vacation in South Carolina

    August 07, 2015, 06:31 pm By Jesse Byrnes

    Vice President Joe Biden will vacation with his family in South Carolina over the next week, going to an early-voting state amid continued speculation regarding his 2016 White House plans.

    Biden and wife Jill Biden depart for Kiawah Island, S.C., on Saturday and will remain in the area through Thursday, with no public events on the schedule, according to the White House.

    The pair have vacationed at Kiawah Island several times, including in 2009 and 2013, as well as more recently when they spent a weekend there in June with the family of Beau Biden, the vice president’s late son.

    Chatter about Biden potentially launching a presidential bid to challenge Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, escalated this week ahead of his visit to the sea island spot near Charleston.

    For more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/250631-bidens-to-vacation-in-south-carolina

  5. *******************
    THIS POST IS NOW CLOSED NBLB

    Come on over to my newest post titled: ” A Year After Ferguson″

    ********************

    To get to the newest post click on “HOME” at the top of the thread

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s