Join HPF in marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and help to raise awareness and protect the rights of indigenous peoples around the world!

On this day we also recognise the achievements and contributions of indigenous peoples to improving global challenges such as environmental protection.

This year’s theme is ‘Leaving No One Behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract’. According to the UN this means “we must combat the legacy of exclusion and marginalization affecting indigenous peoples — through their meaningful and effective participation and the obtainment of their free, prior and informed consent.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated many existing inequalities, disproportionately affecting populations all over the world … From the perspective of indigenous peoples, the contrast is even starker. In many of our societies, the social contract, at the very least, needs some revision.

“We must demand indigenous peoples’ inclusion, participation and approval in the constitution of a system with social and economic benefits for all.”

Read more HERE.