Indigenous Peoples

Welcome to the Indigenous Peoples Task Force at the Parliament of the World’s Religions


The Indigenous Peoples’ Task Force at the Parliament of the World’s Religions is thrilled to be planning our next program for the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

The livelihood, dignity, relationships and equality of Indigenous Peoples everywhere in the world is reflected in the mission of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. For over 29 years, Indigenous Peoples have been active in the Parliament, sharing cultural and spiritual wisdom, developing connections among Indigenous communities and with our siblings in humanity of hundreds of spiritual paths, With each subsequent Parliament, our presence deepens and grows, now encompassing more than 50 unique Indigenous communities from around the world.

Indigenous Participation at the Parliament

Indigenous Peoples’ touch the Parliament of the World’s Religions through profound and sacred engagements at its major international Parliament convening, in programming at the United Nations, and in far-reaching advocacy on urgent issues including the protection of sacred Indigenous sites, and all of life itself. From cross-cultural dialogue among youth to activism led by honourable Indigenous Elders and Wisdom Keepers, there is a place for all to come and experience authentic , meaningful, and purposeful engagement of Indigenous rights, issues, and cultures.


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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