Continental Summit of Indigenous Communications and Media
October 7-13, 2013
This is a working conference building the media and communications infrastructure for the Indigenous Peoples movement for self-determination. For more information, visit the website.
Dismantling DOD Fundraiser - Dinner, Movie and Silent Auction
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
February 17, 2013
This free event includes a silent auction which includes, art, jewelery, clothing and more which has all been donated by Indigenous communities to help our efforts. We will also have a delicious menu which will include vegetarian friendly options.
The movie we will feature is "We Still Live Here" which follows Jessie Little Doe Baird (Wampahoag) who began having recurring dreams of familiar-looking people from another time speaking in an incomprehensible language. These visions sent her on an odyssey that would uncover hundreds of documents written in Wampanoag, and result in an unprecedented feat of language reclamation by her people. For more details visit the Facebook page!
United Nation Permanent Forum on Indignous Issues 12th Session
New York City, NY
May 20-31, 2013
The United Nations Permanent Forum on indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is a consultative body to the Economic and Social Council (EcoSoc). It submits recommendations through EcoSoc for implementation by the States who constitute the membership of the UN system. Every year, Indigenous Peoples also attend and present testimony, evidence, and recommendations in defense of our human rights, the right of self determination as Peoples equal to all other Peoples, and in exercise of our collective responsibilities as Nations of Indigenous Peoples in defense of Mother Earth.
In 2012, the UNPFII called for states to address the impact of the doctrine of discovery in terms of educational curricula and public instruction. the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Conference serves as a local-regional, continental-global strategy that implemented this recommendation on April 19-20, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Declaration of Abya Yala which resulted from this convening was submitted and officialized at this session. You can watch recordings of the sessions here, or visit the UNPFII website to read the official report.
First Friday Art Show Fundraiser
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
March 1, 2013
Our second fundraiser will take place during the March First Friday art walk and will feature indigenous artists, a live art show, music, open mic, and spoken word. We will be serving traditional indigenous food and selling direct trade coffee from Chiapas and Navajo pinto beans.
Featured artists include Jeff Slim, Averian Chee, Lakota Scott and others!
Check out the Facebook Page for more details!
THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY
Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference
June 10-12, 2013
This is a preparatory conference for the high level plenary meeting of the General Assembly to be known as the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples. Delegates from the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Conference will be attendance to submit the Declaration Abya Yala. For more information, visit the website.