Friday, August 9, 2019

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Every year, the Isa Mundo Foundation acknowledges and celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. According to the United Nations (UN), it is estimated that 370 million Indigenous people inhabit the globe, representing 5% of the world's population. Indigenous peoples and communities are diverse with distinct languages, cultures and traditional knowledge and help protect 80% of the world's diversity.*

Isa Mundo develops additional strategy regarding the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) to ensure that our projects are inclusive and appropriate consultations are completed in every stage of the project.

Isa Mundo continues to partner with Indigenous people in regions we work and has supported and completed projects in Peru, Guatemala and Mexico in collaboration with local organizations, community members and leaders.

We acknowledge that our office in Ottawa, Ontario is located on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. Our office in Vancouver, British Columbia is located on the shared unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations of the Coast Salish peoples. 

To learn more about International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and how to support and celebrate Indigenous cultures and communities - please visit the United Nations website. 

Meegwetch –ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ - Marsi – Mahsi Cho - Wela’lin – Nia:Wen - hay ch œa - Huy Chexw

* From the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 
** Posters from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Indigenous