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Thursday August 9th 2018. Lake Ontario Park, Kingston, Ontario

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 2018 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is taking place to celebrate our connection of our environment with international indigenous speakers, artists/performers, knowledge sharing, interactive activities, arts and crafts vendors, environmental/holistic/wellness/community booths and more.

This event is open to the public for all people of all nations. 

More details will be released as they become available.

Please contact us if you are interested in offering any partnership, support, participation, volunteering, or other kinds of assistance in any way.

or please fill out the "Participation Registration 2018" form at the end of this page. 


 At its first session, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) requested the United Nations System produce such a report on the state of the world’s indigenous peoples (SOWIP). 


The first publication of The State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was published in 2009 and its major focus was on: Poverty and Well-being; Culture; Environment; Contemporary Education;Health; Human Rights and Emerging Issues. 

The report was well received and according to press reports, the publication revealed alarming statistics on indigenous peoples’ poverty, health, education, employment, human rights, the environment and more. This was the first United Nations publication and provided much needed information on the status of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

The Report on the State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples promotes awareness of indigenous peoples’ issues within the United Nations system, with States, academia and the broader public.


On 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations.

On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.

Thank You!

A special thank you thus far to all the supporters including, but not limited to:

Kate Brant, Paul Carl, Lisa Cadue, Randy Cadue, Coreen Covert,

Laura Maracle, Beth Newell, Janza Giangrosso, Albert Mills, St. Pierre Family

Canadian Mental Health Associaiton - Kingston Branch

Kingston Thunder Women -  Lynda Gerow Brinklow 

Kingston Interval House - Jolie Brant

Turning Bear - Lorie Young and Brodrick Gabriel

 Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative  - Autum Watson

Are you interested in participating and/or supporting this event? Please fill our the form below "Participation Registration 2018"

Contact : Yessica Rivera Belsham

Cellphone text/call: 6137704522

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