Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 18, 2017

Indigenous Women Protecting Earth -- UN New York April 26, 2017

Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities
United Nations, New York, April 26, 2017

By Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
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NEW YORK -- Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network for 'Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities', a public event to be held in New York City on April 26, during the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the collaboration of MADRE and ClimateMama!

WHAT: Indigenous women around the world are impacted first and worst by the effects of environmental destruction and a rapidly changing climate, their disproportionate vulnerability the result of a dangerous intersection of colonialism, racism and patriarchy. However despite all odds and against great challenges, it is these very same Indigenous women who are rising up, challenging the status quo, holding a vision, and taking action to build the vital solutions needed for a just and livable future for everyone.
Included in the topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights and frontline communities; the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.

WHEN/WHERE: April 26 from 1:00 - 4:00, United Nations Church Center - 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York, NY 10017

HOW: This event is free and open to the public, please register here!

WHO: Speakers to date include...
  • Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca Peoples; Ponca Nation Council Woman, WECAN Advisory Council Member, USA)
  • Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai Peoples, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya)
  • Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Peoples; Indigenous Environmental Network, USA)
  • Heather Milton Lightning (Pasqua First Nation, Cree, Anishinabe, Blackfoot and Dakota Peoples, Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, Polaris Institute - Institut Polaris, Canada)
  • Alina Saba (Limbu Peoples, Nepal Policy Center, Nepal)
  • Michelle Cook (Diné Peoples, human rights lawyer and founding member of the of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock, USA)

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