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Monday, January 08, 2018

Contemporary Adivasi adopt the International Indigenous Unity Flag

Indigenous Unity Flag in India

Adivasi - 'adi' means from the beginning (earliest time). 'vasi' signifies original inhabitant 

What is the main focus of Adivasi people today?

Now a days Adivasi peoples, who are one of the oldest indigenous unity tribes on planet Earth, are focused on education, land reform, the Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, and most of all indigenous unity. Since we are from different places throughout South Asia we stay in contact with each others communities and enjoy moments to connect and arrange world indigenous day festivals to express harmony in our indigenous heritage and culture. Indigenous Unity being the main focus and energy which guides, motivates and drives our spirit in harmony to protect all life on Earth and unite with our brothers and sisters around the world.

Not too long ago, Adivasi groups were unaware of the situations of their communities in different regions. Social media, gatherings at universities and facilities and communication allow us to learn about each other and stay in touch and become better educated. Most Adivasi people are unaware of their indigenous rights and Indigenous Unity is what allows us to mobilize frequent gatherings and teachings as we learn and grow!

Artistic rendition of the Indigenous Unity Flag design, created by Lata Chaudhari of Gujarat, India.

How did you hear about the Indigenous Unity Flag?

On the internet. One day a group of us were searching on the internet about indigenous communities around the world to educate ourselves about indigenous plights. We wanted to learn about indigenous rights of other countries and how they are implemented and demonstrated in other societies and cultures. As we Googled "Indigenous Unity" and clicked images we came across the Indigenous Unity Flag and were amazed and happy to see it's existence demonstrated around the world at a wide range of indigenous marches and events all of which were positive and peaceful in nature. The use of the flag to support and unite indigenous communities about important indigenous issues such as spreading awareness on environmental protection, indigenous treaty rights acknowledgement and honorship, land reform, missing and murdered indigenous women, domestic violence and drug abuse within indigenous communities is a global pandemic. The Indigenous Unity Flag is a mesmerizing and spectacular designed flag that speaks to us in a united loving, healing and harmonistic way and we are proud to adopt the flag and stand in solidarity with other indigenous communities around the world. A wonderful gift to the indigenous peoples of the world, is what came to all of our minds! 

Adivasi's all believe that Indigenous Unity is very important, especially goodwill to show a connection with our global indigenous community, to promote and protect the indigenous rights of the indigenous peoples around the world and to recognize achievements and contributions meant to improve global indigenous issues and problems such as environmental protection and indigenous rights recognition while focused on the Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples. August 9th, each year we have a joyful march and festival during the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and this is how we show solidarity and Indigenous Unity globally.

As indigenous peoples we have to take care and educate our villages, towns, states, country and world. Indigenous peoples understand that they are the original and appropriate protectors of Mother Earth.


Newspaper clipping.

About the Adivasi

What can you tell us about the Adivasi's - The Aborigines of India Facebook page?

We share our cultural heritage and indigenous issues from around the world maintaining a vision and purpose of indigenous unity and self-preservation, the first law of nature. Our personal interests for the Adivasi's - The Aborigines of India Facebook page are:

- Indigenous Unity
- Preserving and Promoting Indigenous Culture
- Create awareness about Indigenous festivals and traditions
- Promote Indigenous culture to younger generations