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What 'A New Social Contract' Means For Indigenous Peoples

Every year on August 9, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples marks the ‘first formal meeting’ of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, held back in 1982. It is celebrated to bring attention to the 476 million Indigenous Peoples living in 90 countries across the globe. This year’s theme is `Leaving no one Behind: Indigenous Peoples and the call for a social contract.” The term social contract in relation to Indigenous Peoples may be confusing as this has not yet been discussed much. In this radio program, Radio Program Producer, Dev Kumar Sunuwar explores what a new social contract means for Indigenous Peoples.
Producer : Dev Kumar Sunuwar
• Gam A. Shimray, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
• Binota Moy Dhamai, Vice-Chair, Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)
• Phoolman Chaudhary, Member, UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Music: Remember Your Children by Salidummay, Used by Permission
Image: Indigenous Peoples Ceremony

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