Indigenous Climate Action at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Thanks to the hard work of Ellen Gabriel, Danika Littlechild, Priscilla Settee, and Ron Tremblay. We managed to submit an intervention on behalf of ICA under agenda item 4. But first a bit of background of the UNPFII. This year’s theme at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) was “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration.” This is the sixteenth session of the UNPFII this year. You can find more information on the Permanent Forum and this years meeting here: United Nations Permanent Forum. “The Forum was established on 28 July 2000 by resolution 2000/22, with the mandate to d

ICA Intervention at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York, NY

This year, ICA sent Heather Milton-Lightening to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, where she brought forward a powerful message on the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. On April 25, 2017, Heather presented the following Intervention on Agenda Item 4: Implementation of the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum with reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Sixteenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (24 April- 5 May 2017) Agenda Item 4: Implementation of the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum with reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Pe

Pacific Islanders travel to the tar sands & ask for meeting with Trudeau (May 8-16)

I'm excited let you all know about an ICA, 350.org and Pacific Warrior tour that will begin next week May 8th in Alberta, ending in Vancouver on May 16th. The delegation of the people of the Pacific Islands have been calling for countries like Canada to stop digging up fossil fuels. This is especially true of Alberta's tar sands, one of the worlds dirtiest fuel sources. Despite their calls for action, echoed by our own here in Alberta, world leaders continue to support the expansion of the oil and gas industry -- just like Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley are doing with the tar sands. We were all witness to the devastating forest fires last summer, followed by floods, and high temperatures

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