Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

“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.

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2 Responses to Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  1. Jay Taber says:

    Bromides aside, no other colonial institution has done more to marginalize indigenous peoples than the UN. As an assimilationist tool, the Millenium Development Goals exemplify the role the UN plays in helping transnational corporations and modern states undermine the indigenous peoples movement. Corporate brokerages like First Peoples Worldwide are an insidious part of this system, and along with UN agencies like the IMF and World Bank, threaten to permanently lock indigenous nations into a cage of economic and political subjugation.

  2. Dennis G. Chappabitty says:

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous People went on all without any mention of the United States of America’s own Congress enacting the Ute Termination and Partition Act in 1954. That racist and genocidal law remains on the books of the United States.

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