Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Upcoming IITC Training Events


UPCOMING IITC TRAINING EVENTS (3)

Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights Training: “Using the United Nations to defend Human Rights and hold States Accountable, Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”.

December 2 – 3, 2008, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Training held 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Pipe ceremony 7:30 AM.

Training topics include:

--Overview of the UN Human Rights system and opportunities for involvement
--Next Steps and Strategies to advance Treaty Rights in the International Arena
--Human Rights complaints mechanisms: the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Human Rights Council, OAS Inter-American Court, Special Rapporteurs, UN Committees and others
--Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Self -Determination, Treaty Rights, Land and Natural Resources, Food Sovereignty and Free, Prior and Informed Consent.

Presenters/Trainers:

--Francisco Cali, Mayan Kaqchikel, Guatemala; member, UN Committee for the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
--Chief Wilton Littlechild, Ermineskin Cree Nation, International Chief for CT6FN, AFN Regional Chief, Alberta
--Andrea Carmen, IITC Executive Director, Yaqui Nation, USA/Mexico
--Alberto Saldamando, Human Rights Attorney, IITC General Counsel
Moderator, Ron Lameman, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Executive Director, CT6FN.

For more information, contact Ron Lameman,
rlameman@shawbiz.ca or Debra Loyie, dloyie@shawbiz.ca. CT6FN (708) 944-0334, Please confirm your participation (RSVP) by November 25th, 2008, thanks!

Coordinated by the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations (CT6FN) and the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)


Community Workshop and Training: “Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Food: Using Cultural Indicators as a Community Assessment Tool to Defend our Food Sovereignty”

December 4, 2008, Beaver Lake Cree Nation Community Hall, Alberta, Canada. Training held 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Pipe ceremony 7:30 AM.

Presenters:

--Andrea Carmen, IITC Executive Director, Yaqui Nation, USA/Mexico
--Ron Lameman, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Executive Director, CT6FN

For more information contact: Beaver Lake, (708) 623-4549 or CT6FN, (780) 944-0346

Coordinated by the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations (CT6FN), Beaver Lake Cree Nation and the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC). Hosted by Beaver Lake Cree Nation


Community Human Rights Training: How we can use the UN to defend Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights today? What does the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mean to Indian communities?

December 10, 2008, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland, California.

December 10th, 2008 is HUMAN RIGHTS DAY and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights!

Presentations by:

--Andrea Carmen, IITC Executive Director (Yaqui Nation): Updates on Indigenous Peoples work at the UN
--Morning Star Gali (Pit River Nation): Updates on Human Rights Struggles in the Bay Area.

More information: Morning Star Gali, (415) 641-4482 or (510) 827-6719 refreshments provided.


No comments: