Monday, August 9th, is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The date marks the day of the first meeting in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. This year’s theme is: Leaving No One Behind: Indigenous Peoples and the Call for a New Social Contract.
What does this mean? I encourage you to visit https://www.un.org/en/observances/indigenous-day to seek understanding, read stories, and find resources.
You may also want to join the 2021 Virtual Commemoration at 8 am (CST) Monday morning. Register here for that. This observation will also be streamed on Facebook Live, but interpretation will only be available at the Zoom event.