[GMW #2038] The Century Of The Earth And Of The Indigenous People With JoyThursday 9 September 2010, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500
~ Idea 1041 ~ 17 May 1997
At the end of the conference the representatives of the Indigenous College of Saskatchewan in Canada, announced that they will convene a gathering of representatives of all indigenous peoples of the Americas, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego during the year 2000 to celebrate humanity's entry into the 21st century, "which will be the century of the Earth and of the Indigenous People," they said. The various cultures of the indigenous people will be represented in dances, music, ceremonials, etc. It is conceived as an event of joy as we enter a new century.
I could not resist and played for them the Ode to Joy of Beethoven on my ten holes harmonica and distributed to them the text of my Dream 2000.
I also felt a sense of pride for having opened the doors of the United Nations, which had been closed for many years to the Hopi Indians, to deliver in the 1980's their prophecy on atomic arms, and for having obtained from the UN the celebration of the first International Year of the Indigenous People in 1993, followed by an International Decade from 1994 to 2004.
UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.
Good News of the Day:
In today's era of high technology and endless information, in a culture where cell phones, computers and the internet seem to infuse every corners of our lives, "79 percent of the people on our planet digitally are excluded," reveals Ashoka Fellow Rodrigo Baggio. Armed with the vision to empower low-income youth with computer skills, Baggio founded CDI: The Center for Digital Inclusion. Starting from one of the most dangerous, poverty-stricken communities of Brazil, Baggio and his team have spearheaded a technological and cultural transformation across 13 countries. Teens who were once headed for gangs and drugs have found new outlets for their energies: making videos about social issues. "I never thought I had a future in front of me," says Wanderson da Silva Skrock who, at fourteen, was dealing drugs. "I believe you can rescue someone, even from the very bottom," the now CDI teacher states. [ more ]
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Offer to teach a skill to someone. You never know where the ripples might go.
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