Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica extended his warm wishes and greetings to the people of the Kalinago community on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022.
He applauded the Kalinago community for their significant contribution to the development of Dominica. PM Skerrit stated that the people of the community are rich in the culture, history and heritage of Dominica.
PM Skerrit also marked the role of the indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge and customs.
He posted a photo on his social media handle with a caption, “In celebration of the contribution of the Kalinago People to the rich culture, history and heritage of Dominica and in recognition of the role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge and customs.”
While wishing people, he expressed, “Happy International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022.”
Besides this, the Ministry of Tourism of Dominica also wished on a particular day with a heartfelt message.
Under this year’s theme, the role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge, we especially celebrate all our Indigenous women here in #Dominica!
Hailing the Kalinago community, the ministry stated, “Our Indigenous People in the Kalinago Territory are eager to welcome and share their Heritage and Culture with you.”
Indigenous peoples are known as inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. As per the reports, there are an estimated 476 million indigenous people across the world living in 90 countries. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages as well as represent 5,000 different cultures.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated annually on 9 August to raise awareness of the needs of indigenous peoples globally.In this year, the theme is “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge”