Saturday, June 20, 2009

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

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

June 25 – 26, 2009 Chickasaw Nation Riverwind Hotel

Norman, Oklahoma

IITC and the Seminole Sovereignty Protection Initiative thank the Bay and Paul Foundation, the Chickasaw Nation, Eagle-Condor Indigenous Peoples Alliance and the Resist Foundation for their support of this Training Workshop

June 25th 2009, Provisional Agenda

8:00am – 9:00am Registration
9:00-9:45am Invocation: Chickasaw Nation

Welcoming Remarks:

Chickasaw Nation, host Nation: Deanna Hartley- Kelso, Attorney General, Chickasaw Nation
Welcome from IITC: Rodney Factor, IITC Board Member, Seminole Sovereignty Protection Initiative

Introduction of Training Agenda and trainers: Jackie Warledo, IITC Development Coordinator
Introduction of participants: all

9:30 – 10:30am Opening Presentation: Ronald Lameman and Andrea Carmen Indigenous Peoples’ work at the United Nations: A Brief History and Summary of Achievements

Questions and discussion

10:30 – 10:45am Coffee Break

10:45-12:00pm Andrea Carmen: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: What is says and how we can use it


Lunch (provided for registered participants)

1:00-1:45pm Alberto Saldamando, IITC General Counsel: The Structure of the UN human rights system and where Indigenous Peoples are working now; what the UN can and can’t do.

Questions and discussion

1:45-2:00pm Coffee Break

2:00 pm – 2:45 Ronald Lameman: Work on Treaty Rights at the UN, past, present and ongoing (including video presentation by Treaty 6 International Chief Willie Littlechild); Current work to implement the Declaration in Canada

2:45-3:30pm Andrea Carmen: Introduction to UN Human Rights Mechanisms The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination

3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:45pm Open discussion: Human Rights Violations and Situations Facing Indigenous Peoples in Oklahoma: Examples, strategies and responses, comments and questions
Jackie Warledo: Facilitator

4:45- 5:00 pm Closing comments, review of next day’s agenda

June 26th , 2009, Provisional Agenda

9:00-9:30am Ron Lameman and Andrea Carmen: Summary of previous day presentations: where we began and how far we have come

9:30-10:15am Alberto Saldamando: using UN Human Rights Mechanisms to defend human rights and hold states accountable, part I

10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee break

10:30-11:15 am Alberto Saldamando: Using other UN Human Rights and OAS mechanisms to defend human rights and hold states accountable, part II; how to document human violations for UN submissions

11:15-12:00 pm Examples, Questions and discussion, all, Rick Deer, facilitator

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch provided for registered participants

1:00-1:45 pm Group Discussion: Specific cases and situations and how they can be addressed using International Human Rights bodies and mechanisms; Rodney Factor, facilitator: Ron Lameman, Andrea Carmen and Alberto Saldamando, panelists/responders

1:45 – 2:00 pm Coffee Break

2:00-2:45pm Group Discussion: Current standard setting and implementation efforts: Local, National and International, US position at International bodies and strategies to address this: Ron Lameman, facilitator; Opening remarks by trainers re: the OAS Declaration process, UNFCCC, the Stockholm and Mercury Conventions and the UPR review of the United States, 2010

2:45-3:00pm Closing Remarks, and next steps, all

Completed pre-registration forms can be faxed to (405) 382-1223; registration will also be conducted on site. There is no registration fee, but donations to offset training costs are tax deductable (to IITC) and are gratefully accepted.

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