Tuesday, May 15, 2007

UN: Indigenous women, land, water and life

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development is a thirty-year-old Indigenous Peoples' organization whose mission is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Indigenous Peoples and the sovereignty of our distinct Nations, is pleased to share with you our special events on the website.

By Tia Oros Peters

More than 2,500 Indigenous Peoples from throughout the world are expected to participate in this unique forum, where Indigenous Peoples' voices and concerns are shared with the world community of Nations.
As one of the oldest, continually operating people of color /Indigenous organizations dedicated to grassroots empowerment, sovereignty and collective action, we are honored to facilitate / sponsor the participation of nearly 40 Indigenous Peoples from throughout Abya Yala (Americas) at theUN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues taking place in New York from May 14 - 25, 2007.
SGF's media team, including members of the Native Youth Coalition, are on site at the UN and documenting the events every day. We are also interviewing Indigenous leaders of the world and will be posting photographs and interviews from this year's United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Please note: Seventh Generation Fund, along with our sister organization, the American Indian Law Alliance and many co-sponsors, is coordinating the following UN side panel workshops this week:
Land, Water, Life - Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change
May 15, 2007, Conference Room 7, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Our Bodies Are Landscapes - Indigenous Women of Abya Yala / Americas and Violence
May 18, 2007, Conference Room 7, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Please look at our website .... and click on special events.
www.7genfund.org
Thank you,
Tia Oros Peters
Executive Director
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development (1977-2007)
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