On July 16, the President of the General Assembly held informal consultations regarding the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The consultation focused on the zero draft outcome document. The Indian Law Resource Center and other indigenous leaders participated in these hearings, making suggestions for improvements. Executive Director Robert T. Coulter said of the zero draft outcome document: "Unless it is changed, unless it is more action-oriented, unless it includes more decisions or concrete commitments to actual action, it would be unsatisfactory...as an outcome document to this conference." See below for videos from the consultations.
July 16 | Robert T. Coulter, president and executive director of the Indian Law Resource Center
July 16 | Virginia Davis, representing the National Congress of American Indians.
July 16 | Dwight Witherspoon, Navajo Nation.
July 16 | Will Micklin, first Vice President of the Central Council of Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
July 16 | Courtney Ruark-Thompson, Cherokee Nation