DRIP Youth Poster Campaign . . .

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The Youth DRIP Poster images below can be downloaded for community use for FREE!!

Kua`aina’s DRIP Youth Poster Campaign 2013: Our Heritage . Our Cultures . Our Future . Our Responsibility

Kua`aina, in partnership with the United Coalition to Protect Panhe, created a poster to raise awareness among Indigenous youth about the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). For this project the theme was, "What does the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mean to you and your Nation?"  A call for emerging indigenous artists was done and the result was the collaboration of four artists.

About the DRIP Youth Poster Image:

•The circular eagle feathers with the four directions symbol, represents the human race.

•The Pelican has great cultural significance to many coastal California Indians and was chosen by the artists because the Pelican is rarely used in Indian art.

•The stylized hands symbolize the care of "Our Heritage, Our Cultures, Our Future, and Our Responsibility" which are in our hands.

•The tattoo designs represent the diversity of indigenous peoples from a global community that has made California their home. 

•The water designs are there to remind us that “water” is vital to all “living things” and without it we cannot survive.

•The other images in the poster are representative to the indigenous California Indians.


Poster Artists: Jose Gonzales - lead artist (Chicano), Anthony Sull (Rumsen Ohlone) & Joey Montoya (Mayan/Lipan Apache). Graphic Artists: Jeremy Arviso (Navajo) Project Staff: Carolyn Kuali`i, Project Director (Hawaiian/Apache) and Rico Miranda, Project Manager (Rumsen Ohlone).

The DRIP Youth Poster Campaign was made possible with the support of the Christensen Fund and the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc. 

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8” x 14” poster size

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18” x  24” jpg

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for Post Card download

size 5.5” x 8.5”

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download an English or Spanish pdf version of the adolescent-friendly UNDRIP document.

What is UNDRIP? “... a declaration containing an agreement among governments on how indigenous peoples should be treated. A group called the Working Group on Indigenous Populations began drafting it in 1985, and it took over 20 years until the Declaration was adopted – or formally accepted – by the United Nations General Assembly, on 13 September 2007. It took so long because it was difficult for some governments to agree on some parts of its content.

UNDRIP consists of 46 articles that describe specific rights and actions that governments must take to protect these rights. All the articles are very important, linked to each other and form a frame for governments to make sure that the rights of indigenous peoples are protected. (Taken from “Know Your Rights”)

Help Us Carry the Legacy of Excellence of

Indigenous Art & Culture

Our Heritage . Our Cultures . Our Future . Our Responsibility

To help indigenous young people become more acquainted with the Declaration’s provisions, UNICEF – in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus – developed an adolescent-friendly version of UNDRIP.

This new publication was launched in New York on 22 May 2013 in collaboration with the International Indigenous Women’s Forum, the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations and Plan International.