International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
In Brazil, citizens from five regions came together to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, in activities organized by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), with the purpose of strengthening and defending the rights of these indigenous communities.
Talks in educational institutions, art shows, dance performances, songs and the 5th Acre General Assembly were part of the activities that highlighted the indigenous culture.
The GEAP volunteers promoted the importance of spreading the knowledge and ancestral knowledge of these peoples who have remained in harmony with Mother Earth for hundreds of years.
5th General Assembly in Acre
Ninawá Huni kui, president of the Huni Kui People's Federation, invited the representatives of the GEAP to the 5th General Assembly that took place from August 5 to the 12, in the Rubber Village of the state of Acre.
- Rights and citizenship,
- indigenous music,
- plastic arts,
As part of the celebration, theater plays, dances and the intonation of hauxs indigenous songs (gratitude) were presented.
For their part, the GEAP through the Environmental Movement Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth, sworn in a group of people as custodians of nature, and also showed an exhibition of animals in danger of extinction.
Finally, activists for peace received a certificate that was granted to the executive president of the GEAP, William Soto Santiago, in recognition of the work he does in favor of the human family, Mother Earth and indigenous peoples.
Students join the celebration
In Barreiras, the guards visited the village of Tribo Kiriri, where they gave talks about the rights of indigenous peoples, their ancestral culture and the importance of maintaining their ways of life.
In Hortolândia, São Paulo state, the directors of the Maristela Carolina Mellin School welcomed the GEAP volunteers, who through the Peace for Mother Earth Fair, highlighted the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
They also presented a summary of the 64 Meetings of the Children of Mother Earth, made by the GEAP.
In Brasilia, peace activists visited the CEM-10 school in Ceilândia, Federal District, on this occasion they addressed the theme "The rights of indigenous peoples and the importance of their ancestral culture."
The Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth in Rio de Janeiro visited the Indigenous Cultural Fair that took place in the Lage Park, where a sample of ethnic body painting was presented and stories of the Huni-kuin goose were told.
Likewise, the representatives of the villages: pataxós, funi-ô, guarani, kariri-xocó, purí and another multiethnic group from the Maracanã village, manifested their ancestral culture with songs and dances.
The activists organized a work table where they shared the proposals promoted by the GEAP in favor of these peoples. For their part, the leaders of the indigenous communities expressed their interest in working with the institution to achieve the objectives.