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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Empowering Indigenous Voices

“In the five years since the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, communities and individuals have been taking advantage of the reach of traditional and new media to tell their story and make their voices heard.

The focus of this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices”.  From community radio and television to feature films and documentaries, from video art and newspapersto the internet and social media, indigenous peoples are using these powerful tools to challenge mainstream narratives, bring human rights violations to international attention and forge global solidarity. 

They are also developing their own media to reflect indigenous values and fight against myths and misconceptions.

Indigenous voices are recounting compelling stories of how they are combating centuries of injustice and discrimination, and advocating for the…

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