NCIP Region 6/7 joins the celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

NCIP Region 6/7 joins the celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to frontup and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.

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