Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Capacity Building through Human Rights Training: Indigenous Peoples in the International Arena

International Indian Treaty Council presents

Capacity Building through Human Rights Training: Indigenous Peoples in the International Arena

Thursday, June 25, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. and Friday, June 26, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Riverwind Hotel, Norman, Oklahoma

After more than 20 years of work, the United Nations (UN) approved the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on September 13, 2007. What does that mean to Native Nations in Oklahoma? How can tribes and communities use UN Human Rights bodies to defend our rights and support our issues? Join us for an in-depth presentation on how Indigenous Peoples can participate effectively at the international level.

Andrea Carmen (Yaqui Nation), Executive Director International Indian Treaty Council, Palmer, AK

Ronald Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree First Nation,) Executive Director Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, Alberta, Canada

Alberto Saldamando (Zapoteca), General Counsel International Indian Treaty Council

Chickasaw Nation’s Riverwind Hotel, 2901 Bankers Ave., Norman, OK. For hotel reservations call (405) 322-6250. Be sure to mention the Human Rights Training for room discounts. Lunch provided.

For more information/pre-registration, contact:
Jackie Warledo, (405) 382-1223 jackie@treatycouncil.org
Rodney Factor, (405) 398-4044 okonemekko@gmail.com
Andrea Carmen, (907) 841-7758, andrea@treatycouncil.org

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