Indigenous Peoples are culturally striking societies and communities. Their dependency for survival is inseparably linked to their identities, cultures, livelihoods, as well as their physical and spiritual well-being. Indigenous peoples today, are possibly among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. The international community now recognises that special measures are required to protect their rights and maintain their distinct cultures and way of life.
Prioritising Indigenous Education
Indigenous peoples continue to face challenges in accessing their right to education, in particular their right to education in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning and with full recognition of the diversity of their cultures. Indigenous Peoples’ Languages are one of the concerns among others that stands threatened. The objective is to draw attention to the critical loss of indigenous languages and the urgent need to preserve, revitalise and promote them at both national and international levels.