Thursday, August 7, 2008

Human Rights Training in Canada, where KI chiefs were imprisoned in 2008

KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG (KI) where six chiefs went to prison for defending the land from drilling

Human Rights Training for Indigenous Peoples, First Nations and Community Members“Using the United Nations system to defend Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights and hold Countries Accountable”
August 25 – 27, 2008
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Nation, Ontario Canada
KI Community Hall


TRAINING TOPICS PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
• Overview of UN and OAS Human Rights • Ron Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree, Canada),Systems and opportunities for involvement Executive Director, Confederacy of Treaty 6 • Human rights mechanisms including the UN First Nations, IITC Board of Directors Committee on the Elimination of Racial • Francisco Cali (Mayan Nation, Guatemala), Discrimination, Human Rights Council, Member, UN Committee for the Elimination of Special Rapporteurs and Committees Racial Discrimination, IITC Board President • How to do a human rights complaints/urgent • Strategies for Implementing the UN  Ben Powless (Mohawk Nation, Canada),Environment, Subsistence/Food Sovereignty International Youth Representative and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent Activist Translation: Eno Chapman and Bruce Sakakeep
For more information contact:
Laura Calmwind, (416) 986-9856, laura@coo.org

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