Democracy Now: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Marked Worldwide


The 18th annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated on Thursday with events across the globe. Speaking in Mexico, Amnesty International’s Daniel Zapico said indigenous peoples continue face oppressive conditions throughout the Americas.

Daniel Zapico: “What Amnesty International has found in recent years is that indigenous communities live in a situation of backwardness (in comparison to) the majority of places in the region, in regards to economic, social and cultural access, as well as access to education, health, housing, water etc. Furthermore, we have found that indigenous communities face those who do not respect their ancestral lands.”

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~ by wheresthemic on August 12, 2012.

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