News & Updates

Sep 25 2020

Important Notice: IITC’s annual Day of Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island

IMPORTANT NOTICE: For the safety of our community members and elders, IITC’s annual Day of Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island will not take place this year as a public event. We will still ...
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Sep 15 2020

Report on the impact of COVID-19 on the rights of indigenous Peoples

The report A/75/185 is available and will be presented on 12th October to the General Assembly. Pursuant to resolution 42/20 of the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples dedicated his annual report to ...
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Sep 4 2020

Urgent Call for Endorsements by Indigenous Peoples

  The International Indian Treaty Council has been working with Human Rights organizations, Civil Society representatives, Indigenous Peoples organizations and Environmental Defenders on a Global Call for the UN to Recognize the Right to a Healthy Environment. ...
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Sep 1 2020

Very sad news and a huge loss to all of us

Mariano Ochoa   Dear IITC Family. I have the very sad duty to inform you of the passing this evening of Mariano Ochoa Millan, IITC Board member and respected Yaqui leader from Torim Pueblo, Rio ...
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Aug 12 2020

Outcomes and Recommendations from the 1st “Gizhaadaandaa Minomin: Let’s Take Care of Wild Rice” gathering held virtually on July 10th, 2020

  This gathering was hosted by United Tribes of Michigan, 3 Fires Society and the International Indian Treaty Council.  It was held virtually, organized as an alternative to the in-person conference scheduled before the pandemic ...
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Jul 15 2020

A Blow Against Racism: Washington D.C.’s Football Team Retires the “R” word

A Joint Press Release The Morning Star Institute, 611 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003, 202-547-5531 International Indian Treaty Council, 100 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona, 85713, 520-833-9797     Photo courtesy of Kenn Little ...
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Jul 14 2020

Experto en Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas: Los países deben dejar de exportar productos químicos tóxicos prohibidos

PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA   Delegación del CITI ante el Comité de los Derechos del Niño en Ginebra, el 19 de mayo de 2015, presentando sobre los impactos del uso de plaguicidas tóxicos en los ...
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Jul 14 2020

United Nations Human Rights Expert: Countries Must Stop Exporting Banned Toxic Chemicals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   IITC’s delegation to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, May 19, 2015, presented on the impacts of toxic pesticides used on children in Rio Yaqui Sonora, Mexico. ...
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Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform Survey, Activity 9, July 2020

The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP), an inclusive and trusted space bringing together people and their knowledge, as well ...
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UN: States must stop exporting unwanted toxic chemicals to poorer countries

States must stop exporting unwanted toxic chemicals to poorer countries, says UN expert   GENEVA (9 July 2020) – The practice of wealthy States exporting their banned toxic chemicals to poorer nations lacking the capacity ...
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April 2021


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