Today the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated.
The day carries an important message; the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples. It also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues, such as environmental protection.
Did you know?
▶️ Globally, 47% of all indigenous peoples in employment have no education, compared to 17% of their non-indigenous counterparts. This gap is even wider for women.
▶️ Indigenous peoples are nearly three times as likely to be living in extreme poverty compared to their non-indigenous counterparts.
Check out this resource from the UN to learn more: www.un.org/en/observances/indigenous-day
Last weekend our Kaitiaki Taonga Māori – Māori Taonga Collections Manager, Hamuera Manihera, took part in the Tuia rangatahi (young person) programme.
The Tuia programme is an intentional, long term, intergenerational approach to develop the leadership capacity of young Māori in communities throughout New Zealand. The programme involves local Mayors selecting rangatahi from their district to mentor on a one-to-one basis, to encourage and enhance leadership skills.
Hamuera said it was a beautiful day, full of amazing kōrero (conversation), shared with young and inspiring leaders.