"Roots of the World" ("Verdens ) is IWGIA’s volunteer group in Denmark. We are curious about Indigenous Peoples, their cultural practices and political battles. We emphasise educating ourselves and spreading knowledge on Indigenous Peoples in diverse contexts. We have, among other things, participated in the People’s Meeting on the island of Bornholm, the Climate People’s Meeting in Middelfart, and have arranged screenings in Copenhagen of films concerning Indigenous Peoples.
Anybody can join.
You are very welcome to become a member of our group. We meet once a month for a common meeting and the subgroups then meet when needed. We do not require you to have any knowledge beforehand of Indigenous Peoples but do, of course, expect you to have an interest in learning more about Indigenous Peoples.
We are all fluent in English and our meetings are always held in English whenever non-Danish speakers are present. However, as we participate in events in Denmark, some of these will be in Danish, though many are also in English.
Activities in 2024
Our activities are planned between the IWGIA Secretariat and Roots of the World. We are planning the following volunteer group activities in Denmark this year:
16 April: Event on Green Transition Day at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
13-15 June: The People’s Meeting () in Bornholm
29-31 August: The People’s Climate Meeting (K) in Middelfart
November: Talk Town in Copenhagen
We are planning to do four film screenings in 2024.
We are coming to different cinemas in Copenhagen and hope that will once again be among these.
You can also contact us if you would like to join our film group.
The People's Meeting in Bornholm
In 2024 we will once again participate in the People’s Meeting! We volunteers are planning three events: A foraging trip, body mapping, and a surprise pop-up event!
IWGIA and CBS will also host a big event on business and human rights.
If you are going to the People’s Meeting you can join everything – find u in the app under IWGIA’s activities.
IWGIA has participated in the People’s Meeting since 2019.
IWGIA also participates in a number of other different events at the meeting that the Secretariat plans, as well those its staff are invited to by other organizations.
2023 was the first time IWGIA’s volunteer group participated.
The People's Climate Meeting
In 2024 we once again plan to do a foraging trip at the People’s Climate Meeting. You can join and learn something about Danish nature and the edible things around you that you may have never considered, while also hearing about Indigenous Peoples’ sustainable use of nature.
We are still planning our event for the year.
IWGIA has participated in the Talk Town festival since 2022.