The government of Trinidad and Tobago has approved a one-off public holiday for the First Peoples.
The day will be commemorated on Friday, October 13, 2017.
The announcement was made by Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts today.
The First Peoples have been calling for greater recognition of their history and customs.
The Ministry remains committed to building resilient, dynamic, culturally diverse communities and respect and recognition for our indigenous heritage is a fundamental part of that mandate.