Thursday, April 1, 2010

North American Caucus to UN Permanent Forum

REPORT OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CAUCUS TO THE UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES
PREPARATORY MEETING - MARCH 6 AND 7, 2010

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The preparatory meeting of the North American Indigenous Caucus took place on March 6 and7, 2010 in the territory of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in Alberta, Canada. The meeting wasco-sponsored by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Enoch Cree Nation, and the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations. The meeting was attended by representatives of over 50 Indigenous peoples from across North America, Indigenous organizations, and numerous Chiefs, elders,youth and members of the nations comprising Treaty 6. Delegates were presented with a draft report of the meeting, reviewed and made amendments from the floor, and the amended report was adopted by consensus. Delegates further requested that a summary of the report be prepared for circulation at the UNPFII-9. This summary lists the key recommendations of the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus. The full report is attached and is hereby formally transmitted to the UNPFII Secretariat for inclusion as an official document for the upcoming Ninth Session of the UNPFII.
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