On September 13 we commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations.
The Declaration is an instrument to enshrine the rights that constitutes the minimum standards of survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous peoples around the world.
There are 46 articles in the declaration, and these articles declare the rights of Indigenous Peoples to enjoy and practice their cultures and customs, their religions, and their languages, and to develop and strengthen their economies and their social and political institutions.
Let us find out more about the history of the Declaration, where it stands currently, and what the future holds for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Cultural Survival's Indigenous Rights Radio spoke to Les Malezer via telephone.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan,South Africa)
Interviewee: Les Malezer, chairperson for the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA) in Australia.
Image: Les Malezer
:Anania2" by the Baba Project, used with permission.
"Burn Your Village to the Ground" by A Tribe Called Red. Used with permission.