Government & Indigenous People's Chamber
When people in the next millennium open this chamber they will find time capsule boxes from every corner of our planet. For them it will be an incredible snapshot of our world as it is in the 21st century and give them the opportunity to see and learn about the many diverse cultures that make up our world through the eyes of our current worlds leaders, inspirational and ordinary people.
Each country will be sent three time capsule boxes; one to be filled by the government of the country, one to be filled by a school within that country and the third to be filled by a selection of families from within that country.
The government box is a great opportunity for each country to celebrate its culture and achievements. It could hold messages from the nation’s leaders and be a great chance to gather contributions from inspirational people within the country. Our world leaders have the responsibility ensuring our planet stays safe and peaceful for future generations, so by putting differences aside for one moment and agreeing to participate, it will help to create a monument that shows our commitment to global unity.
The school box will be given to a school within each country to fill. It will give the children a chance to be creative and give future generations a glimpse of how schoolchildren in the 21st century feels about the world around them and the many global issues they will be facing. The preparation of this time capsule will be a great opportunity for the children to discuss the future of our planet and how they would like to be remembered by future generations.
The family’s box will give a selection of ordinary families from within each country a chance to have their hopes, dreams and opinions recorded for people a 1,000 years from now. All families are unique but we all share similarities that unite us. These time capsules will reflect how we, as families, feel about our time and give them the opportunity to openly present this to people in the next millennium.
There are around 5,000 indigenous peoples around the world that make up about 6% of the world's population. Many of these peoples are facing huge challenges to their way of life so by getting these peoples to participate it will highlight the issues they are facing to a global audience and give this generation the opportunity to think about how we can preserve these unique cultures.The time capsules can never fully encapsulate the essence of any culture but it will provide the opportunity to connect with future generations and let them know how our time on earth is viewed by us.
Although these time capsules will be opened in a 1,000 years, the act of preparing them is a way to get our leaders, children and ordinary people looking at the global issues our world is facing now. The more minds we have looking at ways to solve these issues the greater chance we have to move forward in peace and co-operation.