We need you help today to launch #PROUD2BINDIGENOUS!

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Proud To Be Indigenous Week Starts Today!

Wow, we cannot believe Proud To Be Indigenous Week is finally here! We are off to a great start. Indigenous Peoples from around the world have already sent in over 100 photos, including the Arawak, Azetc, Cherokee, Gwich’in, Hmar, Maasai, Maori, Maya, Shapibo, and Ogiek to name a few.

But we need your help to spread to word by doing two simple things:

1. Share your #Proud2BIndigenous photo
If you have not taken your #Proud2BIndigenous photo, take one now and post it on Facebook or Twitter tagged with #Proud2BIndigenous. Or just email it to [email protected]firstpeoples.org.

Not Indigenous? To show your support, you can share a photo with a Proud Of Indigenous photo!

2. Like and Share this photo on Facebook

Click the photo below and LIKE it and SHARE it with your friends on Facebook.

Post your #Proud2BIndigenous photo!
Thank you for being part of this campaign. You can visit the Proud To Be Indigenous Facebook Page all week to see the latest photos and posts. Today, the focus is on LAND.


Dan Morrison
Director of Communications
First Peoples Worldwide

PS – Check out the list of over 50 Indigenous and Indigenous-friendly organizations participating in the Proud To Be Indigenous Coalition. Its not too late to join, just reply to this email.

First Peoples WorldwideCultural SurvivalSmithsonian’s National Museum of the American IndianIndian Country Today Media NetworkAmazon WatchNative American Rights FundUnited Nations Global CompactA World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity (AWISH); Action Communautaire pour la Promotion des Défavorisés Batwa (ACPROD-BATWA); Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group; Bajoh Indigenous Development Association; Bible Hill Youth Club; Borena Amara Wetatoch Mehaber (BAYA); Borneo ProjectBuffalo Nickel CommunicationsConscious Living; Council of the Maya Ancestral Authorities of the Ixil Region; ELEMENTALEnterprise Development & Enterprise FacilityFundación Paso a PasoGlobal HandGulu Deaf AssociationGwich’in Steering CommitteeHiga-onon Ha Migsabuwa Ta Lanao, Inc.; Il’laramatak Community ConcernsIndigenous Peoples Issues and ResourcesIndigenous WavesInternational Indian Treaty Council (IITC); Literacy Action And Development Agency (LADA)Longhouse Media; Maya Leaders Alliance, Mindanao Fish, Wildlife Degenders and Parks Association; Mengbwa: Actions Jeunes (MAJE)Native Arts CollectiveNumi Organic Tea; Organisation d’Accompagnement et d’Appui aux Pygmées (OSAPY); Organization of Indigenous Communities of Masisea (OCOIM); PeopleriverPikhumpongan Dlibon Subanen, Inc. (PDSI); Pueblos Indígenas Chorotega (CPICh); Pwani Leadership Council (Kenya); Pygmy People Association for a Sustainable Development; Red Alliance MediaRunaSATIIM – Sarstoon-Temash Institute for Indigenous Management; Sundarbon Adibasi Munda Sangastha (SAMS), sweetriotTankaTebtebba; Toledo Alcaldes Association; Uganda Gender Rights Foundation; Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), Urunji Child-Care Trust; and Vision Maker Media.