While the Indigenous Peoples of the world make up only 5% of the world’s total population, they account for 15% of the world’s poor. Much of their situation is the result of historical discrimination carried out through policies promoting assimilation, expulsion, relocation, and even extermination. The international community and the United Nations are concerned about the rights of Indigenous People and hope to address the deep-rooted problems to improve their lives.
The grade 10s in Ms. Woolf’s and Ms. Broughton’s Socials classes looked at global governance; climate action; and, land rights for Indigenous Peoples around the world.
In the Centre for Dialogue they presented their findings, debated the issues and drafted resolutions to solve these problems.
Learn more at the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs site.