August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

What is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples? It’s a day to celebrate, promote and protect the rights of Indigenous People’s around the world. August 9 was chosen as it was on that day in 1982 a United Nations Working Group first met to discuss the situation of Indigenous Peoples. In keeping with UNESCO’s […]

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Reblog: Lake Titikaka and the Uros on their floating Islands

I saw a documentary once about a group of indigenous peoples who literally built their islands, their homes, out of reeds.  The Uru or Uros are indigenous to the area of Peru and Bolivia and live on islands in the shared Lake Titicaca.  Currently, they live on approximately 120 man-made floating islands in the lake, […]

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Reblog: In Cuzco’s Historic Streets, a Search for Inca Walls

  Some travellers have a gift for telling you about their journeys and making you feels as though you’re experiencing it right along with them.  Latin America Confidential writer Janus2 is one such storyteller.  I absolutely adored reading his post on the mix of ancient and modern in Cuzco’s streets, where one can party in […]

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Cinco de Mayo: A story of the Mexicans, the French and the Austrian Archduke

  This weekend, many of Mexican origin and descent will celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  It is a holiday in, Puebla, Mexico.  There will be beers, tequila, margaritas and food galore.  There will be parties celebrated in homes and in bars, on the streets and in squares.  But what’s the reason for these celebrations?  Why is […]

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