Happy International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2022!

(courtesy United Nations)

The theme this year is the “Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.” Hashtags: #WeAreIndigenous and #IndigenousDay.

About the day:

By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. In 1990, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 1993 the International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples (A/RES/45/164A/RES/47/75)

Each year, UNESCO marks the celebration of the Day by sharing information on projects and activities that are relevant to the annual theme.

Plenty of events are going on to mark the occasion that you can attend via Zoom or on social media from the comfort of your own home or office. Below are a few. Email us or comment below if you want your event added.

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