“We must ensure the participation of indigenous peoples – women and men – in decision-making at all levels. This includes discussions on accelerating action towards achieving theMillennium Development Goals and defining the post-2015 development agenda. ”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Link to the UN announcement and New York events here.
Article from NNN with James Anaya speaking about broken treaties here.
In honor of the day, Cultural Survival, First Peoples Worldwide, and International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) are coming together for an online panel discussion to talk about Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST. To be a part of it register here.