Mexico Issues & Opinions

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Politics
Issues &
Opinions
Business &
Finance
Health &
Evironment
Lifestyle &
Entertainment
Travel &
Outdoors
Science &
Technology

Latin America Celebrates 'International Day of Indigenous People'

Hispanically Speaking News
go to original
August 9, 2013
Share



To mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2013, actress and activist Q'Orianka Kilcher has teamed up with the ILO to speak up for the right of the 370 million indigenous peoples across the world to live and work in dignity. (ILOTV)

Today is the day to celebrate the nearly 400 million indigenous people that populate our planet many in Latin American countries.  The “International Day of Indigenous People” was created in 1994 by the United Nations as a day to remember indigenous people, and to continue the fight to defend their rights and their lands.

UN Reports indicate that though indigenous people make up 5% of the world population they make up around one third of the world’s extremely poor rural population.  Indigenous people suffer disproportionately higher rates of poverty, health issues, crime and human rights abuses.  According to the World Health Organization indigenous people have higher rates of infant mortality, lower life expectancy and more chronic illness than the non-indigenous populations in other countries.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights urged Latin American countries to guarantee full respect for the human rights of indigenous peoples especially those in voluntary isolation, like the missing tribes of the Amazon.  They urged big corporations to stop the illegal extraction of natural resources on indigenous lands especially in Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru.

Tomorrow hundreds of indigenous and non-indigenous rowers are schedule to arrive in Manhattan after having collectively traveled thousands of miles on horseback and canoe to honor the first treaty between Dutch immigrants and native indigenous tribes in the U.S. some 400 years ago.

Several Latin American countries, including Brazil and Ecuador, chose to honor this day in unique ways.  In Brazil they are honoring the Kaiowa Guarane indigenous community in the Dourados region.  Most of the Kaiowa people live in shacks along a national highway after much of their land was seized for commercial purposes.

In Ecuador they recently drafted laws protecting indigenous people’s water, lands and territories and criminalized illegal mining and oil on native lands.

Read the rest at Hispanically Speaking News

  Check out Peyote People

  Check out The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival

  Check out Survival International: Uncontacted Tribes


We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

Click here to see all the details

Meet the Charities

Community Services

Environmental

Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family

Education

Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood

 

Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


Resources

About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos


FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness