Inviting Indigenous Peoples and State delegations, UN Experts, Bodies and Agencies to attend a Side Event:

Holding the US and other States Accountable for the Still-Missing Indigenous Children from the Boarding and Residential Schools

On the occasion of the 12th session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), Palais Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Thursday July 18th, 2019
1:15 to 2:45 p.m. in Room XXIV

This side-event will provide information and updates about efforts to use UN Human Rights Mechanisms including the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances to hold the United States and other States accountable for the impacts of their Indigenous Boarding School Policies including the children that never came home and remain missing to this day.



  • Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council
  • Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Ermineskin Cree Nation, International Chief, Treaties 6, 7 & 8, former Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Canadian Residential Schools
  • Christine Diindiisi McCleave, Anishinaabe, Executive Director, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
  • Megan Davis, EMRIP member, Australia (invited)
  • Heather Whiteman Runs Him, Absaalooke, Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund (moderator)
  • Questions and Discussion


Translation will be provided in English, Spanish and French by DOCIP

Sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition; contact: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]


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