Friday, February 27, 2015
Historic Indigenous objects return to Australia
A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time.
The exhibition is part of a new deal signed between the National Museum of Australia and the British Museum.
A similar exhibit will be done at the British Museum.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
American Indian Law Alliance (AILA) Statement to UNPFII Expert Group Meeting: Dialogue on an Optional Protocol
A Statement from the AILA to the UNPFII Expert Group Meeting: Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 28-29 January 2015, UN Headquarters, Presented by the American Indian Law Alliance (AILA)
www.ailanyc.org Oral statement delivered 29 January 2015 is reproduced at the Idle No More website.
The Expert Group on Indigenous Peoples has scheduled a meeting on an Optional Protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be held April 20 - May 11, 2015 at the UN headquarters. The AILA presents it's objections to the optional protocol itself and to the manner in which the discussion has developed.
“Study on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples focusing on a voluntary mechanism” (E/C.19/2014/7)2
The Haudenosaunee intervention on ‘Principles of Good Governance,’ delivered by Chief Oren Lyons (Onondaga Nation), under Agenda Item 3 at the Thirteenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) delivered on May 14, 2014.
Fourteenth Session of the UNPFII to take place April 20- May 1, 2015 at UN Headquarters lists as its proposed Agenda Item 5: Half-day discussion on the expert group meeting on the theme “Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People”
proposal to revise EMRIP’s mandate, which emerged from the negotiations of the HLPM/WCIP Outcome Document. Paragraph 28 of the Outcome Document of the HLPM/WCIP
Modalities Resolution of the HLPM/WCIP
expert paper submitted by Professor Mattias Åhrén to the Expert Group Meeting