Informal Consultations on Indigenous Participation at the UN

Center staff and board members are participating in information consultations of the current 71st session of the UN General Assembly on “Ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them.”
 
The President of the General Assembly’s 71st session will conduct four consultations. Member states of the United Nations and indigenous peoples’ representatives from around the world, including representatives of several Indian and Alaska Native nations, are invited to offer their views and respond to questions regarding the need for a new status for indigenous governing institutions at the UN, how they should be accredited, and what substantive rights of participation they should have.

Additional consultations in 2017 are scheduled for January 30-February 1, February 27-28, and April 24-May 5 (with specific dates to be determined at a later date). The UN General Assembly is expected to make a decision on the matter before the end of its current session in September, 2017.

 

Video Testimony - Feb. 28, 2017

Karla General, Indian Law Resource Center  - Participation Modalities
Chris Foley, Indian Law Resource Center - Selection Criteria
Karla General, Indian Law Resource Center - Selection Body

Statements
ILRC statement re accreditation standards.pdf
ILRC statement re venue.pdf ILRC statement re selection mechanism.pdf

ILRC statement re modalities.pdf


Video Testimony - January 31

AM Session - Venues of Participation
Karla General, Indian Law Resource Center
Will Micklin, 2nd Vice President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

AM Session - Modalities of Participation
Karla General, Indian Law Resource Center
Will Micklin, 2nd Vice President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

PM Session - Selection Mechanism
Lynn Malerba, Lifetime Chief, Mohegan Tribe
Will Micklin, 2nd Vice President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

PM Session - Selection Criteria
Karla General, Indian Law Resource Center

Statements
Download ILRC statement re accreditation standards
Download ILRC statement re modalities
Download ILRC statement re selection mechanism
Download ILRC statement re venue


Video Testimony Day 1- Dec. 14, 2016

AM Session- Venues of Participation
Will Micklin, 2nd Vice President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Chris Foley, Indian Law Resource Center

PM Session - Participation Modalities
Terri Henry, Secretary of State, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Karla General, Indian Law Resource Center

Video Testimony Day 2 - Dec. 15, 2016
AM Session - Recognition/Selection Mechanism
Will Micklin, 2nd Vice President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska - Accreditation
Chris Foley, Indian Law Resource Center

PM Session - Selection Criteria
Will Micklin, 2nd Vice President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska - Identification
Karla General, Indian Law Resource Center
Terri Henry, Secretary of State, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Statements
Download ILRC statement re accreditation standards.pdf Download ILRC statement re modalities.pdf Download ILRC final statement re recognition selection mechanism.pdf Download ILRC statement re venue.pdf