Monday, August 9, 2021

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

On August 9th each year, the world celebrates and promotes the cultures, languages and contributions of Indigenous peoples to improve our environment and society.

Indigenous Peoples reside in some of the most diverse ecosystems, landscapes and communities globally. But many remain marginalized, oppressed, face human rights abuse and lack basic nutrition, housing and education. In our travels and doing international projects, we have seen some of the poorest communities in the world along with inadequate conditions Indigenous Peoples endure.  Despite their challenges, community members remain passionate to preserve their cultures and traditional knowledge and ensure a healthy future for their children. We continue to support projects in Indigenous communities worldwide and we invite everyone to join us.

To learn more about this year's theme, visit the United Nations website at the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.