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May 12, 2011
The opening of an Indigenous cultural exhibit will take place on Tuesday, 17 May, at 6.15pm at the UN Visitor’s Lobby, with performances by indigenous artists from around the world.
The Indigenous cultural exhibit entitled “The Right to Water and Indigenous Peoples” is organized by the UN Department of Public Information, the NGO Committee on the UN International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues.The exhibition is composed of photographs, short films, and a full-size watercraft, which convey indigenous peoples’ relationship with waters, lands and its resources for their cultural vitality and resilience, as well as their social and economic well-being. It includes contributions from indigenous artists worldwide.
The exhibition opening will be followed by a reception and performances by indigenous artists from around the world, including Nive Nielsen – an Inuit singer from Greenland, Kinding Sindaw – a Maranao dance troupe from the Philippines, and KHANA – a traditional Aymara band from Bolivia, among others.
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