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Food Sovereignty And The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Time of COVID-19


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This webinar will provide information on the work of Indigenous Peoples in UN bodies and within their own Nations to address the violations to their Right to Food caused by the COVID-19 crisis.  It will also highlight Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to build their food sovereignty, community health and long-term food independence based on the restoration of resilient traditional food systems and sources. 



  • Francisco Cali Tzay, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mayan Cakchiquel, Guatemala
  • Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, IITC Executive Director
  • Kristen Carpenter, Chairperson, UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)
  • Janene Yazzie, Diné, IITC Sustainable Development Program Coordinator, New Mexico Navajo-Hopi COVID Relief Effort Team Leader with updates on the COVID-19 crisis in Dinétah
  • Questions from participants

Moderator, Roberto Borrero, United Confederation of Taino People

Please click on https://www.iitc.org/wp-content/uploads/REV3-FINAL.pdf to download a training handout on making effective submissions to UN Human Rights bodies

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English/Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here for information about how to use zoom’s webinar interpretation feature for those joining online   

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May 8, 2020
9:00 am – 10:30 am MST
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