WSDP Acts: Historic Milestone / Indigenous Peoples Worldwide: UN Adopts Rights Declaration; etc..

WSDP Acts: Historic Milestone / Indigenous Peoples Worldwide: UN Adopts Rights Declaration; etc..
FW: Statements from Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Regional Steering Committee, Global Regions’ Indigenous Peoples, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and others concerning the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 
FYI –  Western Shoshone Defense Project
 
So-Ho-Bi (South Fork) office:
 
775-744-2565 (fax and phone)
 
Main office:
 
P.O. Box 211308
 
Crescent Valley, NV  89821
 
Newe Sogobi
 
775-468-0230
 
775-468-0237 (fax)
 
—–Original Message—–
From: Andrea Carmen [mailto:Andrea@treatycouncil.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 4:14 PM
To:
 
Andrea Carmen
 
Executive Director, IITC
 
456 N. Alaska St. Palmer AK 99645
 
phone: (907) 745-4482, fax: (907) 745-4484
 
 
 
  _____ 
 
From: Marilyn Teneese [mailto:MTeneese@fns.bc.ca]
Sent:
 
Canadian NGOs, PTOs and Leaders
 
The following message is sent on behalf of Grand Chief Edward John,
Executive member of the First Nations Summit, Representative of the Assembly
of First Nations on international issues, and Co-Coordinator of the North
American Regional Indigenous Peoples Caucus.  He has asked that this
important information be provided to you.
 
Contact information for Edward John:  EdJohn@fns.bc.ca
 
Following is Ed John’s personal statement concerning the Declaration:
 
What a tremendous day. It’s all over now and we have in our hands a
Declaration we helped construct and one on which we can proudly stand.
Notwithstanding Canada’s "NO" vote they will have to be accountable against
the Declaration’s standards. It cannot pick and choose the human rights it
wants. We should all be proud in our collective achievement. I was proud to
be a part of our tremendous effort and achievement!
 
Attached and below is information concerning the just passed UN Declaration
on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  The message below contains the text of
the press release by the Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Steering Committee.  The
attachments contain
 
*         Statements of the Indigenous Peoples from the following regions: 
 
o        Africa
 
o        Arctic
 
o        North America
 
o        Pacific
 
o        Asia
 
*         Statements from the following: 
 
o        Assembly of First Nations
 
o        International Non-Governmental Organizations
 
o        The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples
 
Thank you.
 
—–Original Message—–
From: Ed John
Sent: September 13, 2007 12:50 PM
Subject: Fw: PRESS RELEASE: Indigenous Peoples¹ Caucus Regional Steering
Committee
 
Please circulate widely
 
—– Original Message —–
 
From: Rainy Blue Cloud <rbluecloud@ifg.org>
 
Sent: Thu Sep 13 12:23:27 2007
 
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Indigenous Peoples¹ Caucus Regional Steering
Committee
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Regional Steering Committee
 
13 September 2007                       
 
UNITED Nations General assembly adopts the UNITED NATIONS Declaration
 
on the rights of Indigenous Peoples
 
New York, New York
 
Today, the United Nations General Assembly, the highest body of the United
Nations system, in an historic session adopted the United Nations
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, after more than 20 years of
intensive negotiations between nation-states and Indigenous Peoples.
 
The vote won with an overwhelming majority in favour, 143 with only 4
negative votes cast (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States) and 11
abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia,
Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa, Ukraine).
 
Indigenous peoples from around the world, many of whom have worked
tirelessly for the adoption of the Declaration since its inception, were
present to witness its passage at the United Nations Headquarters in New
York.
 
As Les Malezer, Chair of the Global Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus states: "The
Declaration does not represent solely the viewpoint of the United Nations,
nor does it represent solely the viewpoint of the Indigenous Peoples. It is
a Declaration which combines our views and interests and which sets the
framework for the future. It is a tool for peace and justice, based upon
mutual recognition and mutual respect."
 
Attached please find the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Caucus Statement, as
well as Regional Caucus Statements, in regards to the Declaration’s
adoption.
 
****************************************************************************
 
As many of the Indigenous Leaders will still be in NYC available for
comment, please contact the regional coordinators listed below to locate
specific persons or to set up media responses from particular regions.
 
For general media inquiries please contact:
 
Rainy Blue Cloud 1 530 559 0192
 
Regional Media Contacts:
 
Africa
 
Saoudata Aboubacrine (French Speaker)
 
 
Tel: 1 646 763 4006  
 
Arctic
 
Mattias Ahren
 
 
Tel: 1 474 737 9161
 
Hjalmar Dahl
 
 
Tel: 011 45 29362659  
 
Asia
 
Vicky Tauli-Corpuz
 
 
Tel: 1 347 761 4315    
 
Latin America
 
Hector Huertas (Spanish Speaker)
 
 
Adelfo Regino Montes
 
 
Or contact via Rainy Blue Cloud 
 
Tel: 1 530 559 0192  
 
North America
 
Grand Chief Ed John
 
Tel: 1 778 772 8218
 
 
Pacific
 
Les Malezer
 
 
Or contact via Rainy Blue Cloud 
 
Tel: 1 530 559 0192
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FW: Press Conference: UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples-Friday 9/14 at 11:00 AM
 
Breaking News —TODAY —-   United Nations General Assembly  Adopts the
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples — 
 
Western Shoshon Defense Project
 
So-Ho-Bi (South Fork) office:
 
775-744-2565 (fax and phone)
 
Main office:
 
P.O. Box 211308
 
Crescent Valley, NV  89821
 
Newe Sogobi
 
775-468-0230
 
775-468-0237 (fax)
 
—–Original Message—–
Subject: Press Conference: UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous
Peoples-Friday 9/14 at 11:00 AM
 
TONATIERRA
MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2007
Contact: Tupac Enrique Acosta (602) 466-8367; Jose Matus (520) 979-2125
 
UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
 
UNITED NATIONS DECLARES INHERENT RIGHTS OF SELF DETERMINATION OF THE
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE WORLD
 
PRESS CONFERENCE
ALIANZA INDIGENA SIN FRONTERAS
INDIGENOUS ALLIANCE WITHOUT BORDERS
Friday September 14th, 2007
11:00 AM
NAHUACALLI
Embassy of the Indigenous Peoples
802 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, Arizona
 
Phoenix, AZ – After more than three decades of struggle at the international
levels of UN diplomacy and centuries of outright genocide and forced
assimilation programs, the Indigenous Peoples of the world today will be
finally acknowledged as full members of global society with inherent rights
of Self Determination under international law.  The act comes in the form of
passage of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples by the UN General Assembly today, which addresses both individual
and collective rights, cultural rights and identity, rights to education,
health, employment, language and others.
 
The UN Human Rights Council adopted the Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples on June 29th, 2006. Today’s adoption by the General
Assembly of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples outlaws
discrimination against indigenous peoples and promotes their full and
effective participation in all matters that concern them. It also ensures
their right to remain distinct and to pursue their own visions of economic,
social and cultural development. The Declaration explicitly encourages
harmonious and cooperative relations between States and Indigenous Peoples.
 
 
 
 
For more information on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
please see:
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/declaration.html
 
 
 
 
Press Conference: UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples-Friday
9/14  at 11:00 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Release: Historic Milestone for Indigenous Peoples Worldwide as UN Adopts Rights Declaration
 
FYI – Great news!!  UN General Assembly adopts Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples
 
For media enquiries, please contact: Renata Sivacolundhu, Department of
   Public Information, tel: 212.963.2932, e-mail: sivacolundhu@un.org  For
   Secretariat of the Permanent Forum, please contact: Mirian Masaquiza,,
   tel: 917.367.6006, e-mail: IndigenousPermanentForum@un.org
 
From: Indigenous Permanent Forum
 
PRESS RELEASE
Historic Milestone for Indigenous Peoples Worldwide as UN Adopts Rights
Declaration
 
   New York, 13 September – Marking an historic achievement for the more
   than 370 million indigenous peoples worldwide, the General Assembly
   today adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the
   result of more than two decades of consultation and dialogue among
   governments and indigenous peoples from all regions.
 
   "Today, by adopting the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
   we are making further progress to improve the situation of indigenous
   peoples around the world," stated General Assembly President Haya Al
   Khalifa.
 
   "We are also taking another major step forward towards the promotion and
   protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all."
 
   Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warmly welcomed the adoption, calling it
   "a triumph for indigenous peoples around the world."
 
   He further noted that "this marks a historic moment when UN Member
   States and indigenous peoples reconciled with their painful histories
   and resolved to move forward together on the path of human rights,
   justice and development for all."
 
   Adopted by the Human Rights Council in June 2006, the Declaration
   emphasizes the rights of indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen
   their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their
   development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations. It
   establishes an important standard for eliminating human rights
   violations against indigenous peoples worldwide and for combating
   discrimination and marginalization.
 
   "The 13th of September 2007 will be remembered as an international human
   rights day for the Indigenous Peoples of the world, a day that the
   United Nations and its Member States, together with Indigenous Peoples,
   reconciled with past painful histories and decided to march into the
   future on the path of human rights," said Ms. Vicky Tauli-Corpuz,
   Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
 
   The Declaration addresses both individual and collective rights,
   cultural rights and identity, rights to education, health, employment,
   language and others. The Declaration explicitly encourages harmonious
   and cooperative relations between States and Indigenous Peoples.  It
   prohibits discrimination against indigenous peoples and promotes their
   full and effective participation in all matters that concern them.
 
   Calling the Declaration "tangible proof of the increasing cooperation of
   States, Indigenous Peoples and the international community as a whole
   for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous
   peoples", Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr.
   Sha Zukang said that the UN "has fulfilled its role as the world’s
   parliament and has responded to the trust that Indigenous Peoples around
   the world placed in it, that it will stand for dignity and justice,
   development and peace for all, without discrimination."
 
   The Declaration was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the General
   Assembly, with 143 countries voting in support, 4 voting against
   (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstaining
   (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya,
   Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa, Ukraine).
 
   To view a webcast of the General Assembly session, see:
   www.un.org/webcast/ga.html
 
   For more information on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
   Peoples, please see:
   http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/declaration.html
 
   For media enquiries, please contact: Renata Sivacolundhu, Department of
   Public Information, tel: 212.963.2932, e-mail: sivacolundhu@un.org  For
   Secretariat of the Permanent Forum, please contact: Mirian Masaquiza,,
   tel: 917.367.6006, e-mail: IndigenousPermanentForum@un.org 
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