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Indigenous people and the Wikimedia movement: Three take-aways from the Arctic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference

This blog was first published at the Diff blog on the International day of Indigenous People, August 9 2021. 

The United Nations’ theme for this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.”

According to the UN, a social contract is “an unwritten agreement that societies make to cooperate for social and economic benefits.” The theme calls attention to the reality that many Indigenous peoples and communities were excluded from their countries’ social contracts from the start.

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2017 Wiki Loves Monuments winners

The winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Norway are ready. The jury, which consisted of Arild Vågen from Sweden, Hans Rosbach from Norway and Mher Bekaryan from Armenia, have decided on the top 10 photos that will proceed to the international finals. All ten photos can be seen on this page on Wikimedia Commons.

Thank you very much to everyone who contributed photos to the contest, and to the jury for their time and effort in judging the photos to find the winners!

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