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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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