Announcing The Second Annual Proud to Be Indigenous Week!

Announcing The Second Annual Proud to Be Indigenous Week!

First Peoples Worldwide

Proud to Be Indigenous Week starts Sunday, May 11th. Are you part of it yet?!

Indigenous Peoples from around the world will be descending on New York City for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from May 12- 23rd.

While most of us can’t make it to New York, our voices need to be heard!

Our goal is to create a storm of online activity during UNPFII so that Indigenous voices everywhere are heard.

 This year’s theme is “Pass The Talking Stick.”

We’ll be focusing on language and all that it encompasses – history, stories, music, communication, connections, and more. We want Indigenous People to post photos and videos expressing why they are Proud To Be Indigenous with the hashtag #Proud2BIndigenous or #P2BI on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

We want people to share stories and celebrate their Indigenous culture. And we want Indigenous People from around the world to connect with each other. Proud to Be Indigenous is about you, and making your voice heard.

How can you get involved? It’s easy, no matter where you are:


Take a photo of yourself with your homemade #Proud2BIndigenous sign. Then post them on the Proud To Be Indigenous Facebook page with a message telling us your name, your People, and where you live.

If you are on Twitter, tweet your photo using the hashtag #Proud2BIndigenous or #P2BI and we will retweet it.

And if you only have email, just email the photo to and we will share it for you.

Not Indigenous?

We still want you to join us! We believe that everyone has the right to be proud of their communities, heritage, and traditions. Unfortunately, this right has been denied to Indigenous Peoples for so long. We all need to join together to celebrate and protect our common humanity and all the beautiful cultures of this earth. So take a picture with a sign saying that you’re a proud supporter of Indigenous Peoples and we’ll post it too!


During P2BI Week, we’ll be focusing on a different topic every day. Check out the schedule so you can join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, or email us your stories and experiences so we can share them!

Sunday (5/11) – Kickoff Celebration

Monday (5/12) – Share Your Music!

Tuesday (5/13) – Protecting Endangered Languages

Wednesday (5/14) – Share Your Wisdom!

Thursday (5/15) – Celebrating Community Radio

Friday (5/16) – Powerful Words

Saturday (5/17) – We Are Proud to Be Indigenous!


Follow this link for a super-easy way to join our campaign – you can create your own custom P2BI photo! You can also share your photos using Facebook and Twitter, and even add your own Facebook cover photo!

And make sure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog because during the week, we will be sharing Indigenous stories and news coming out of UNPFII.


If you are associated with an organization, please let us know so that we can add you to our coalition! Coalition members help support P2BI by spreading the word to your audience.

Additionally, if you plan on hosting any events leading up to or during UNPFII, we will gladly help spread the word about them!

Just email with the details.

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