Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Side Event at the Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues


Side Event to be held during the Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 18 - 29, 2009, New York


Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will be held May 18 - 29, 2009 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council, with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

Please join us for our event at the UNPFII. This event is co-sponsored by IITC, UN FAO and the Secretariat of the UNPFII.


“Using Cultural Indicators as a Practical Tool to Defend Indigenous Peoples’ Food Sovereignty, Traditional Practices and Natural Resources”

Thursday May 21st, 2009, 1:15 – 2:45 PM
UN Headquarters Building (room tba)

Speakers include:

--Eve Crowley, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, OiC Director/ Principal Adviser, Gender, Equity & Rural Employment Division
--Andrea Carmen, International Indian Treaty Council (Yaqui, US)
--Elsa Stamatopoulou, Chief, UNPFII Secretariat
--Ron Lameman, Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations (Beaver Lake Cree, Canada)
--Saul Vicente Vásquez, Unidad de la Fuerza Indígena Campesina (Zapoteca, Oaxaca México)

Co-sponsored by IITC, UN FAO and the Secretariat of the UNPFII

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