Online updates for ongoing UN indigenous Forum

Online updates for ongoing UN indigenous Forum

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John Ahni Schertow
May 18, 2007
 

From the International Indian Treaty Council:

Online updates from the Sixth United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues provided by International Indian Treaty Council delegate

For the second year, IITC delegate, Alyssa Macy (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon), is providing updates on proceedings of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) being held in New York May 14-25, 2007. Updates include summaries of daily proceedings and photographs of events through the duration of the Permanent Forum.

“I believe it’s important that information about proceedings at the Permanent Forum be shared with as wide of an audience as possible as the decisions that are made in this fora have an impact on the lives of Indigenous Peoples across the globe,” stated Alyssa at the opening session of the UNPFII. “Providing timely updates of the proceedings of the Permanent Forum provide the opportunity for Indigenous Peoples and allies to stay abreast of the proceedings as many people cannot afford to attend gatherings such as this,” stated Andrea Carmen, IITC Executive Director. “We especially hope that our younger generations pay attention to the work at the United Nations – we are looking at them to carry this important work forward.”

The updates can be accessed at the Indigenius Media blog
(http://www.indigeniusmedia.com/blog/)
and via several myspace accounts including: Treaty Council
( http://www.myspace.com/treatycouncil)
Indigenous Environmental Network (
http://www.myspace.com/IEN_Revolution)
Alyssa’s myspace
( http://www.myspace.com/indigenousflygirl).

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