Indigenous Border Summit Live Broadcast, Nov 7-10

Indigenous Border Summit Live Broadcast, Nov 7-10

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John Ahni Schertow
November 6, 2007
 

Good News! The Indigenous Border Summit of the Americas, which starts tomorrow and will run until Saturday November 10, will once again be broadcast live on the internet!

To listen in, you can click on this link. (clicking it should open the audio player on your computer. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to right click it with your mouse and choose “save as” from the menu. Then, open the file.) If for some reason the link doesn’t work, head over to http://www.earthcycles.net/ for an alternative link.

Speakers at the Summit will include Bill Means, Lakota, and board members of the International Indian Treaty Council; Ron Lameman and a Delegation of Mohawks including some Women Title Holders from the Quebec region; Mike Wilson, Tohono O’odham who puts out water for migrants (see here); Lenny Foster, Navajo, speaking on Native prisoners’ rights and focus on Leonard Peltier. Karen Howe, Tohono O’odham Nation ecologist, speaking on the border and the environment; Margo Tamez, speaking on women and children at the border; Jay Johnson Castro on the imprisonment of migrant children in Texas and protests of the border wall in Texas; and some Yaqui from Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona, will discuss present crucial issues on border passage and deaths from banned pesticides.

Here’s a Provisional Agenda for the Summit so you can schedule yourself to listen in.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7th
6 am Sunrise Ceremony
7 am Breakfast
9 am Introductions
Human rights, Indigenous Peoples and impacts current Border policies
12 pm Lunch
1 pm Humanitarian Aid and saving lives along the Border
3:30 pm Break
4 5 pm Indigenous Peoples Rights and the Border: Human Rights, Treaty Rights and Rights to Traditional Lands and Territories
6 pm — Dinner
7 pm — Oral Testimony

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8th
6 am Sunrise Ceremony
7 am Breakfast
9 am Immigration/Indigenous Traditional Mobility
12 pm Lunch
1 pm – HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING:
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: a new international framework for upholding our human rights
Current Review of the US by the UNCERD: Using the UN to hold the US Accountable for Racism towards Indigenous Peoples
Other international developments to defend the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Questions and Discussion
6 pm Dinner- on your own
7 pm – Oral Testimony

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9th
6 am Sunrise Ceremony
7 am Breakfast
9 am Implications on Lands, territories, and national resources & environment
12 pm Lunch
1 pm Religious/Cultural/Spiritual Rights, traditional mobility, ceremonial practices and sacred sites
3:30 pm Break
4 pm Women/Children and the Borders
6 pm Dinner on your own
7 pm Oral Testimony

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10th
6 am – Sunrise Ceremony
7 am Breakfast
9 am Militarization/Surveillance of the Border
10 am – Detention Centers/Prisoners of the Border
11 am Oral Testimony
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm Conclusions, Summaries, Recommendations & Resolutions
2 pm Break, dinner on your own
7 pm Concert

For more information on the Summit
go to http://indigenousbordersummitamericas2007.blogspot.com/; or contact
Kim Garcia at (520) 573-4000 or by e-mail at kgarcia@waknet.org
Mike Flores, (520) 235-2406, email: Michaelflores_@hotmail.com
or bordersummit2007@yahoo.com

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