中文

2008 World Summit of Indigenous Cultures

The cultures of indigenous people are rich. They are a product of the earth and a treasure of humanity. With the industrial revolution of the last few two hundred years, humanity has brought the whole world face to face with the calamities of global warming and environmental destruction – results which reflect poorly on the accomplishments of modern man. Let us learn from the caring disposition of indigenous people, their sense of stewardship for the earth and their natural spirit.

The greenhouse effect has reached unprecedented levels this year. Scientists predict that by the year 2050, melting of the polar ice caps will raise sea levels to cover one third of the Earth's current land. into the region will be below sea level. UNESCO has identified aboriginal peoples as one of the ten key influences on the future, because, around the world, aboriginal peoples have developed environmental wisdom. To enable the international community to appreciate the wisdom of indigenous peoples in order to allow the international community to appreciate the wisdom of understanding of aboriginal peoples, the United Nations has declared 2005 to 2014 the second phase of the year of indigenous people. Demonstrating that indigenous affairs has become a significant topic of globalization. Aboriginal Leaders from all five continents will gather at this summit to make a common declaration calling attention to the cultural heritage of mankind.