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International Day of the
World's Indigenous People, 9 August

Past Observances


2008

Last year's observance focused on reconciliation between States and indigenous peoples.

2007

The observance in 2007 centered on the urgent need to preserve indigenous languages.

2006

Celebrations and discussions in 2006 drew upon the theme “Partnership for Action and Dignity”.

2005

“The Cause of Indigenous Peoples is Ours” was the title of a panel discussion in 2005.