UN1053 – Indigenous People
Offices in New York
Begun in 2009, the Indigenous People stamp series brings attention to the plight of the indigenous people of the world. The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the U.N. in 2007 and emphasizes the rights of indigenous people “to live in dignity, to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their self-determined development, in keeping with their needs and aspirations.”
The New York stamps feature The Gods Must be Crazy, painted in Namibia in 2002; Maiko of Kyoto, painted in Japan in 2012; Baby on Her Back, painted in China in 2012; Genesis Girl, painted in Ethiopia in 2010; Baby Bat, painted in Mongolia in 2012; and Goggle Girl, painted in Tanzania in 2011.