In the United States of America various activities were carried out as part of the celebration of the World Day of Indigenous Peoples, where the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) participated. The purpose of these activities is to strengthen, defend the rights of these communities and spread their knowledge and ancestral knowledge.
In New York, the activists for peace attended the Paumanauke Native American Festival Inc, a space that allowed them to have fellowship with members of different native communities. In addition, the GEAP volunteers from several states participated in Powwows (meeting of indigenous peoples of North America).
In North Carolina they visited the radio station WOCS937, where they spoke of the rights of Mother Earth as a living being, and of the importance that indigenous peoples have for the preservation of nature.
These peoples represent a great diversity:
- 5,000 different groups in 90 countries
- 7,000 different languages
- approximately 370 million people who represent 5% of the global population
However, they are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations representing 15% of extreme poverty.
The GEAP organizes environmental activities with the purpose of protecting and protecting the cultural identity of the indigenous peoples, so that they can live in peace and harmony with Mother Earth.