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Indigenous Peoples Quiz

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

InternationalDayOfWorldsIndigenousPeople In 1994, the United Nations General Assemby designated August 9 as the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.  2011 marks the 17th year of recognition, and the theme for this year is "Indigenous Designs: Celebrating Stories and Cultures, Crafting Our Own Future."  An event highlighting this theme was held at the UN Headquarters in New York City. 

We at BetterListen! have great interest in the contributions and concerns of indigenous cultures around the world.  BetterListen! staff were privilged to attend the First World Conference of Indigenous Peoples in 1992, and witnessed and recorded this historic event. In recognition of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we are delighted to offer a free download (for a limited time only) of "The Indigenous Peoples Message to the World" recorded at the Conference in 1992.

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BetterListen! Free Sampler Mix with Thich Nhat Hanh, Shlomo Carlebach, Gloria Steinem, Coleman Barks

Welcome to the First BetterListen! Sampler Mix.

Our sampler mixes offer you a taste of our titles. This Mix features Gloria Steinem, Thich Nhat Hanh, Shlomo Carlebach, Coleman Barks, Beryl Bender Birch, The Indigenous Peoples Message To The WorldKaballahfixingworld and more.

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Excerpt from "Indigenous Peoples -- Message to the World"


We at BetterListen! are delighted to introduce a series of sample transcriptions from a number or our recordings. With spring in its explosive full force, we feel it is an excellent time to be reminded of the beliefs and teachings of the Indigenous Peoples. Following is an excerpt from our recording of "Indigenous Peoples -- Message to the World."

Declaration: We the Indigenous Peoples walk to the future in the footprints of our ancestors, from the smallest to the largest living being, from the four directions, from the air, the land and the mountains.  The Creator has placed us, the Indigenous Peoples, upon our mother the earth.  The footprints of our ancestors are permanently etched upon the lands of our peoples.  We the Indigenous Peoples maintain our inherent rights to self-determination. We have always had the right to decide our own forms of government, to use our own laws, to raise and educate our children, to our own cultural identity, without interference.  We continue to maintain our rights as peoples despite the centuries of deprivation, assimilation, and genocide. We maintain our inalienable rights to our lands and our territories, to all our resources above and below, and to our waters we assert our ongoing responsibility to pass these on to the future generations.  We cannot be removed from our lands.  We the Indigenous peoples are connected by the circle of life to our lands and environment.  We the Indigenous peoples walk to the future in the footprints of our ancestors.  Signed in Karoka, Brazil on the 30th day of May, 1992.