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Please use the following list to guide your research as you prepare for discussing the six sub- themes.

Some excellent resources for researching the sub-themes include:

Indigenous World 2007 This annual report provides a wealth of up-to-date information about status of indigenous rights in many countries around the world.

International Labour Organization The ILO's web site on indigenous and tribal peoples The site includes background information, ILO conventions, guides to assistance for indigenous peoples, the ILO indigenous issues newsletter, news and events, a bibliography and useful links to other sites.

ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples 1989 (No. 169): A Manual This provides an excellent introduction to indigenous issues and how this important international treaty is designed to address them. It also illustrates the issues with numerous examples of the challenges that indigenous peoples are facing around the world.

The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) The IWGIA is an independent international organisation staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. This web site contains links to many publications on the themes that will be discussed during the Student Conference on Human Rights.

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples

Additional Resources:

Center for the World’s Indigenous Peoples The Center for the World’s Indigenous Peoples is a research and education organization dedicated to an appreciation of the knowledge of indigenous peoples.

NativeWeb NativeWeb is an international educational organization that uses telecommunications to disseminate information about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world. NativeWeb enables indigenous communities all over the world to communicate, share resources, and coordinate on projects and initiatives. NativeWeb’s on-line Resource Center includes a nations index, geographic regions index, news/events, legal issues, books and music. Links at this site provide pathways to detailed information concerning nearly any Indigenous issue.

Cultural Survival Cultural Survival is an organization dedicated to developing new strategies for responding directly to the critical needs of the world's indigenous populations. It analyzes and publicizes examples of how indigenous peoples have successfully responded to the serious crises. These case studies are the central issues of Cultural Survival's research, education and advocacy program.

Indian Law Resource Center The Indian Law Resource Center engages in legal advocacy for the protection of Indigenous Peoples’ human rights, cultures and traditional lands. On the site are descriptions of the Center’s casework, archives to newsletters and links to relevant organizations and documents. The Center deals with cases in North and Central America.

Survival International Survival International is a worldwide organization supporting tribal peoples. It stands for their right to decide their own future and helps them protect their lives, lands and human rights. Survival works by educating the people of ‘The West’ about Indigenous People and by providing Indigenous People with the information and means they need to preserve their way of life in the face of contacts with the Western world and Western companies.

United Nations Guide for Indigenous Peoples, From the World Conference on Racism

Homepage for the International Day of the World's Indigenous People – August 9

UN Cyberschoolbus website on Indigenous Peoples

Generaly Assembly Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Article from the UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization - Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Restitution  

 


5-7 December 2007


UN International School, NY

United Nations
Headquerters, NY


Intermediate and
Secondary Students
(grades 5- 12)


Recognising the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

 



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