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" form at the end of this page. 

Download the 2019 poster

2019 Worlds Indigenous Peoples (JPG)



 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 that are making this event possible including, but not limited to:

Ollin - Yessica Rivera Belsham (613.770.4522)

with amazing support and patience of Theo and Lynda!

Canadian Mental Health Association

Kingston Thunder Women

City of Kingston - Engage for Change

2019 Worlds Indigenous Peoples' Amazing Volunteers!

Gillianne Mundell

Venezia Rangel

Michael Pomery

Randy Cadue

Christina Hajjar

Diego Bernal

2019 Worlds Indigenous Peoples' Engagement

Paul Carl - Opening & Smudging

Tracy Johnston - Fire Keeper

Christina Bendevis & Ross Saunders - Drum Making

Theo Paradis: Iskode Community  Drum

Cultura Indigena de Mexico: Francisco Ramirez

Kingston Community Health Centres - Kate Brant - Corn Husk Doll Making

Katarokwi Language Nest -  Janza & Nessia Giangrosso - Indigenous Language Games

Project Earth Walker - Coreen Covert - Crochet Mats for the Homeless

Metis Nations of Ontario - Samantha Alkenbrack - Community Mural

Shimmering Water Singers: Albert, Randy, George, Stephone, Don, Mat

Makhena Guerin: Hoop Dancing

Brodrick Gabriel: Grass Dancing

Lisa Cadue: Jingle Dress Dancing

Rachel Wilson: Fancy Dancing

Closing All Nations Ollin Drum Circle



2019 Worlds Indigenous Peoples' Support/Participation

Ollin - Information Booth for Worlds Indigenous Peoples

Kingston Thunder Women

Canadian Mental Health Association

 Youth 2 Kingston - Amber Lockwood & Jack Toner

Three Things Consulting- Pytor Hodgson

Ontario Womens Native Association - Sarah Dunkley

Kingston Frontenac Pubic Library - Jacob Miller

 Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) 

Elizabeth Fry - Judi Burill

Kingston Community Harvest Market - Jennifer Martin 

Indigenous Poetry - Sarah Dunkley

and more!

2019 Worlds Indigenous Peoples' AMAZING Vendors!

 Muga's corner - Georgia Ward

 Cbmegb -  Megan  Heather  Shaver 

 Artesanas Campesinas -  Daniel Pautler 

 Herb Haven - Michele Cole 

 Wick-It - Lynn Wilson

W.C. Creatives - Jaylene Cardinal

Turtle Lodge Trading Post & Exquisitely Native - John Henri Commanda

and more!

2019 Worlds Indigenous Peoples' AMAZING Food!

Food Sold by Scoops! 

Closing All Nations Ollin Drum Circle: ALL WELCOME. Various Drums Available to Join In!

and more!

Don't see your name here? This even is open and welcoming of all people! Just come and join in, or feel free to register at the link below and the web page will be updated as soon as possible.

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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