The UN has proclaimed August 9 each year as the International Day of Indigenous Peoples. The objective of this day is in particular to recall the right of indigenous peoples to freely determine their political status and to freely pursue their development (social, economic, etc.).

The International Day of Indigenous Peoples also aims to highlight the role of indigenous youth as agents of change, and to recognize their efforts in climate action, the search for justice for their community, and the maintenance of their culture, traditions, and contributions.

Source : International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples | United Nations