Day 9: Preserve Indigenous
Indigenous Communities: Protecting The Guardians & Preserving Their Knowledge
From enriching the cultural heritage globally to being a treasure trove of knowledge, wisdom, and sustainable practices, Indigenous communities help protect and preserve the environment for future generations.
Yet, Violence, Discrimination, Intimidation & Marginalization are some of the evils indigenous communities often face.
Who are Indigenous Peoples?
Indigenous Peoples are ethnic groups who are the original inhabitants of a specific region or territory with a deep-rooted connection with the land, its natural resources, and nature overall.
According to the UN, an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples live across 90 countries. With less than 5% of the world’s population, indigenous account for about 15% of the poorest. Apart from representing 5,000 different cultures, they speak most of the world’s 7,000 languages.
Protect Indigenous Communities
- ➤ They are protectors of mother nature.
- ➤ They have a more profound understanding of nature and its resources.
- ➤ They have created and passed on sustainable practices over generations.
- ➤ They face an existential threat to their land, resources, and cultural heritage.
‘Preserve Indigenous’ Day 9 of our global ecological movement, “11 Days for Earth’s Healing,” is only a step towards raising awareness about the Indigenous communities and their vital role in safeguarding the environment and maintaining biodiversity.
Join our efforts to preserve and honor the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples.