“The Declaration is a visionary step towards addressing the human rights of indigenous peoples… I encourage Member States and indigenous peoples to come together in a spirit of mutual respect, and make use of the Declaration as the living document it is so that it has a real and positive effect throughout the world.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
International Day of Indigenous People
The theme for NAIDOC Week in 2009 is Honouring Our Elders, Nurturing Our Youth. The theme encourages our communities to acknowledge the status of our Elders as leaders and role models for our youth.
from 5–12 July
Prime Minister of Australia – Speech – Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples
I am adding this entry to reflect my ongoing support for our Aboriginal and Indigenous people’s fight for social justice.