Events: worlds indigenous peoples

Thursday August 8th 2019. Lake Ontario Park, Kingston, Ontario


 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:

Canadian Mental Health Association - Kingston Branch

Kingston Thunder Women -  Lynda Gerow

Kingston Community Health Centres - Kate Brant

Kingston Interval House - Lorie Young

Metis Nations of Ontario - Samantha Alkenbrack

Fire Keeper: Tracy Johnston

Community Booths


Canadian Mental Health Association

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

Youth 2 Kingston

Kingston Interval House

Metis Nation of Ontario

Kingston Community Harvest Market

Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle 

Indigenous Medical Alliance/True North Aid

Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) 

Kingston African Caribbean Collective

South East Regional Cancer Program 

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

Contact : Yessica Rivera Belsham

Cellphone text/call: 6137704522

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