Indigenous Film Night, Sept 13 in NYC

Film night to celebrate indigenous peoples’ cultures and identities in cities On 13 September, the United Nations will open the doors to an indigenous film night, paying tribute to the many indigenous peoples, living and sustaining their cultures in the world’s biggest cities far from their ancestral homes. Through Reaghan Tarbell’s documentary “To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey” (2009), we will meet the courageous Mohawk women who sustained a vibrant community in Brooklyn, while Mohawk … [Read more...]

UN food agency heads call for hunger eradication by 2025

Food security to be at center of Africa development agenda June 2013, Yokohama, Japan - The three heads of the Rome-based United Nations agencies today called for food security and nutrition to be placed at the centre of the international agenda for African development. Special attention should be given to supporting smallholder farmers to improve global food security and empowering rural women, addressing gender inequalities and enabling them to transform their own lives and the lives of … [Read more...]

Wilma Mankiller – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this embodiment of spirit, a woman that has devoted her life to the betterment of others. Born of Cherokee heritage, this woman has gone to far reaching lengths to empower the people of her birth. We are elated to pay this Tribute to such an amazing powerhouse of a woman!   WOMAN of ACTION™     Wilma Mankiller "We are a revitalized tribe. After every major upheaval, we have been able to gather together … [Read more...]

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – 9 August

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004). In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.” Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups that are defined as "indigenous" according to one of the various definitions of … [Read more...]

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