Books and Indigenous Peoples

New Zealanders celebrate their country's endor...

New Zealanders celebrate their country’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is book lovers day. So if you can not wait for the movie, go read the book. The book is usually better anyway.

Today is also…International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations is in the Second International Decade, (2005 – 2014), “A Decade for Action and Dignity.”

‘The theme aims to highlight the importance of honouring arrangements between States, their citizens and indigenous peoples that were designed to recognize indigenous peoples’ rights to their lands and establish a framework for living in proximity and entering into economic relationships. Agreements also outline a political vision of different sovereign peoples living together on the same land, according to the principles of friendship, cooperation and peace.’ ~http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

If you do love to read there is a lot information out there. I encourage you to go to the UN website to learn more about what issues Indigenous people are dealing with.

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