World Conference Joint Statements

Roundtable 1: UN System Action to Implement the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Jefferson Keel, Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, presents a joint statement on behalf of 159 indigenous and organizations, urging continued action by indigenous peoples, states, and the UN to achieve compliance with the UN Declaration and to enable indigenous peoples and governments to take their rightful place in the activities of the UN.

Roundtable 1: UN System Action to Implement the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Dorma Sahneyah, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, offers a joint statement on behalf of 59 indigenous nations and organizations.  Ms. Sahneyah urges continued action by the world community beyond the World Conference to restore safety and honor to indigenous women and children.

Roundtable 2: Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the National and Local Level


Juana Majel Dixon, Co-Chair of the National Congress of American Indians’ Task Force on Violence against Women and Traditional Legislative Councilwoman for the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians, offered a joint statement, highlighting that violence against indigenous women is a pervasive human rights violation and calling on the UN and local and state bodies to respect the sovereignty of indigenous nations and the rights of indigenous women.

Panel Discussion: Indigenous Priorities for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda


Tamra Truett Jerue, Native Village of Anvik, requests that the post-2015 sustainable development agenda include a human rights framework and that indigenous peoples, specifically indigenous women, be included.