JAPAN: Indigenous Peoples´ Summit Starts in Hokkaido
SAPPORO -- Indigenous people from around the world gathered Tuesday in Biratori, Hokkaido, to talk about how to secure their indigenous rights and how to tackle environment issues.
The participants, including those from 11 nations such as the United States and New Zealand, in the Indigenous Peoples Summit will submit the outcomes of their discussion to the leaders of the Group of Eight major economies when the world leaders meet at the Lake Toya resort on July 7-9.
At the opening ceremony, Shiro Kayano, who chairs the meeting, said in the Ainu language, ´´I´m really glad that many people from home and abroad have convened here.´´
Galdu will publish more news from the Indígenous Peoples` Summit
Published by: Liv Inger Somby