Saturday, October 31, 2009

Report from the 35th Annual International Indian Treaty Conference, Ustupu, Kuna Yala, Panama

Report from the 35th Annual International Indian Treaty Conference, Ustupu, Kuna Yala, Panama

The 35th annual conference of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) was held on the island of Ustupu, Kuna Yala, Panama from August 29th – 31st, 2009. Over 300 participants representing Indigenous Peoples of North, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Pacific attended the conference. During the 3-day gathering, presentations were made addressing the theme of the conference, “Water is Sacred, Water is Life”, including presentations by Kuna traditional elders and Spiritual leaders.

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