Dominica’s indigenous people are urging the rest of the country to join them in celebrating World Indigenous Day 2012.
The August 9 event will be the 18th such commemoration of the day by the international community.
Carib Councillor Prosper Paris says the Kalinago community plans to hold a panel discussion when the observance of the day comes up in one month’s time.
“On the ninth of August we will be calling on you to observe world Indigenous day from the 09-12. We will be organizing a panel discussion dubbed “Kalinago’s got talent”. In addition a talent show will be held to showcase the skills of the Kalinago people,” Paris said.
Other planned activities will include Kalinago living outside of the territory being invited to the territory on August 12 ”to witness the recent transformational developments within the Kalinago Territory”.
“On the 12th of August we would like to invite those of you who are away from the territory to see what we have done, how we are developing and to share a day with you on that day,” Paris said.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is celebrated on 9 August every year to recognise the value and diversity of the cultures of indigenous people.
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