So my last post was more about hope than solid progress though in the meantime I have received an email from https://secure.avaaz.org/page/en/ about how when people act locally there impact can be globally felt.
Another example is a Facebook page on the internet also hammering home to me the point from a web page called forgotten Ireland.
According to Wikipedia Indigenous peoples, also known in some regions as First peoples, First Nations, Aboriginal peoples or Native peoples, or autochthonous peoples, are ethnic groups who are the original or earliest known inhabitants of an area, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently. Groups are usually described as indigenous when they maintain traditions or other aspects of an early culture that is associated with a given region. Not all indigenous peoples share this characteristic, as many have adopted substantial elements of a colonizing culture, such as dress, religion or language. Indigenous peoples may be settled in a given region (sedentary) or exhibit a nomadic lifestyle across a large territory, but they are generally historically associated with a specific territory on which they depend. Indigenous societies are found in every inhabited climate zone and continent of the world except Antarctica.
Since indigenous peoples are often faced with threats to their sovereignty, economic well-being and access to the resources on which their cultures depend, political rights have been set forth in international law by international organizations such as the United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the World Bank. In 2007, the United Nations issued a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) to guide member-state national policies to the collective rights of indigenous peoples, such as culture, identity, language and access to employment, health, education and natural resources. Estimates put the total population of indigenous peoples from 220 million to 350 million.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on 9 August each year.
According to the definition you would thing that right wing leaders would love them right none alien born and bred peoples but in fact Trumps administration is continuing to attack indigenous peoples. Which goes to show Trump care for no body but himself, if the truth be known.
But let’s leave trump out of this for a minute and discus other reasons to be optimistic.
The above episode has just been nominated for a WEBBY AWARDS in the Travel Category for 2020. We are up against big media like Nat Geo, BBC, and others. It would mean so much to the creator if you voted for it: https://bit.ly/2W4jOWa
So what makes these issues go viral well I think they light the imagination and people have passion for the courses which sparks a flame, people then blaze a trail resulting in global fire of righteousness bright enough for the like of you and I to see across the World Wide Web.