International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed today. It is an international event that aims to honor indigenous people across the two spheres and their contributions.
The day additionally commemorates the knowledge passed down by these indigenous people over the centuries and affirms the importance of protecting the rights of these communities.
On this day every year, there is a particular theme for celebrating the day. This year’s theme is centered around women. It is ‘The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge’.
This slogan marks the role of indigenous women, who are vital in preserving ancestral knowledge that can be helpful to society at large, according to the UN.
In fact, Indigenous women have been participating in protecting their territories and natural resources. They also fight for the rights of indigenous tribes.
In 1993, the UNGA declared the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People as a world occasion.
Indigenous people are essential for society as they show us our roots and recognizing the knowledge gathered by indigenous people is culturally and scientifically important.
Many people across the world were impacted by their immense knowledge, and how they mastered the art of surviving and discovered helpful remedies for illnesses, which have helped modern medicine tremendously.
Ultimately, it is essential to preserve the indigenous people’s tradition, culture, and heritage.