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.
- Respect for Treaties with Indigenous Groups (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Dominica’s Kalinago to celebrate World Indigenous People’s Day (dominicanewsonline.com)
- Children of the Jaguar- Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (ecopostblog.wordpress.com)
- UN rights chief urges countries to respect treaties with indigenous peoples (jurist.org)