Wednesday, August 6, 2014

United Nations, Indigenous Organizations Prepare for World Conference

United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
September 22-23, 2014.

Stefani Kim, of Native Peoples Magazine, has written an informative article 

"The two-day conference will mark a historic, high-level meeting at the UN among world leaders that supporters say shows progress in the push for indigenous rights—especially because indigenous groups have struggled for the right to retain their unique culture, language and traditions while being treated equally by the countries in which they reside.
But as the meeting fast approaches, not everyone is endorsing it, and not every organization engaged in indigenous issues will attend. Because only state leaders will be involved in drafting a final document on the rights of Native people, indigenous groups protesting the conference believe that sovereign Native nations will not have enough of a say in setting the agenda. "

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