Indigenous peoples in all parts of Venezuela celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People

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Xinhua News Agency, Caracas, August 9 (Reporter 何 珊) August 9 is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. Indigenous peoples in all parts of Venezuela celebrated on the 9th, celebrating the contribution of indigenous peoples to cultural diversity and calling for further improvements in the welfare and survival of indigenous peoples.

Raul Tambo, secretary general of the Venezuelan National Indian Council, said: "Today, indigenous people around the world are recognized by international agencies and we have more rights to protect ourselves."

In addition, local indigenous people will hold a series of activities in the neighboring districts of Zulia and Colombia in the northwestern Venezuela to express their wishes for peace through traditional music and dance.

In Venezuela, 3% of the population is indigenous and mainly lives in 8 states including Suria and Bolivar.

On December 23, 1994, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution deciding to designate August 9 as the International Day of the World's Indigenous People in order to further strengthen international cooperation to address the challenges indigenous peoples face in the fields of culture, education, health, human rights, environment and social and economic development Other issues facing the field. Since then, on August 9 each year, indigenous people in Venezuela have gathered to celebrate their festivals in various ways.

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