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Jul 16 2021

Two Offices Focused on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Will Open in Guatemala on July 23, 2021

CONAVIGUA General Coordinator Rosalina Tuyuc, Francisco Cali Tzay and IITC Executive Director Andrea Carmen in Tecpan Guatemala, 2015 Juan Leon Alvarado with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Francisco Calí Tzay in ...
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Jul 13 2021

Human Rights Council Intersessional Roundtable: Enhanced Participation of Indigenous Peoples

Intersessional roundtable on ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of the Human Rights Council on issues affecting them.   On 16 July 2021 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), ...
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Jul 7 2021

Report on the Indigenous Peoples Global Consultation to the UNSR on Right to Food

This report was submitted by the due date to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Michael Fakhri in response to his call for submissions focusing on Human Rights and the UN Food ...
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Jul 1 2021

The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples

The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples – Progress achieved, the implementation gap and challenges for the next Decade produced by IWGIA and Indigenous Peoples Rights International. Download the publication here: UNGuidingPrinciples   ...
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Jun 23 2021

An Open Letter by Global Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples for the Establishment of a new UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change

To the States Members and Observers of the United Nations Human Rights Council As the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is taking place from 21 June to 15 July, 2021, the ...
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Jun 22 2021

Fountain Wind Project Update, June 2021

June 22, 2021 Shasta County Department of Resource Management, Planning Division Attn. Lio Salazar, Senior Planner 1855 Placer Street, Suite 103 Redding, CA 96001 Via email: [email protected]   Re: Fountain Wind Project Update Chemesunwee. My ...
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Jun 3 2021

IITC joins the call for justice for the Tkémlúps te Secwépemc Nation

Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Canada, undated and unattributed.   Edmonton, Alberta Canada: The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) joins the Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc, the Indigenous Nations of Canada, and the international community ...
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May 17 2021

The International Indian Treaty Council Calls on Israel, the Biden Administration and the World Community to Support the Rights of the Palestinian People

For Immediate Release, May 17, 2021 Palestinian supporters fly their flag in Yelamu, Ohlone Territory (San Francisco California),on Alcatraz Island at IITC’s Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Gathering, October 2019. IITC Photo   Minneapolis, Minnesota: The International ...
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May 11 2021

The passing of our dear colleague Estebancio Castro-Diaz

  On behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), it is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend, brother, colleague, and mentor Estebancio Castro-Diaz. Estebancio is ...
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Apr 21 2021

Honor International Mother Earth Day by supporting IITC

  The International Indian Treaty Council honors Mother Earth daily and works to restore her balance through such key programs as Environmental Health, which addresses the severe health, environmental, and human rights impacts of toxic pesticides, ...
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