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Defending Our Treaty Rights in the Time of COVID-19


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This webinar will share Indigenous Peoples’ initiatives to defend the inherent and sovereign rights affirmed in Nation-to-Nation Treaties during the time of COVID-19.



  • Introduction: Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council
  • Bill Means: Oglala Lakota Nation, South Dakota, Co-Founder and Board member, International Indian Treaty Council
  • Janene Yazzie: Diné, IITC Sustainable Development Program Coordinator and New Mexico Navajo-Hopi COVID Relief Effort Team Leader; update on COVID-19 Crisis
  • Phil Two Eagle: Executive Director, Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council, Rosebud South Dakota
  • International Chief for Treaties 6, 7 and 8 Wilton Littlechild: Ermineskin Cree Nation, Alberta Canada
  • Te Tui Shortland, Ngati Hine, Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga, Managing Director of Awatea, Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Moderator, Roberto Borrero, United Confederation of Taino People

Please click on https://www.iitc.org/online-trainings-webinars/ to download the materials for this webinar


English/Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here for information on how to use Zoom’s webinar interpretation feature. 

For more information contact:  [email protected]

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May 29, 2020
9:00 am – 10:30 am MST
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