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September 30th 2013:Honoring Treaties And The Sacred Places of Indigenous Peoples

Sharing the challenges of the Indigenous Peoples (IP), Andrea Carmen, of the Yaqui Nation, and Executive Director of the International Indian Treaty Council (ITC), discusses the important strides made by IP through the international treaties adopted by United Nations. These treaties have provided the long needed international legal instruments to protect the human rights of IP, including their sacred places that are inherent to their identities, culture, heritage and connectivity to the land. An impassioned activist, she discusses the importance of protecting these sacred areas from desecrati

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Andrea Carmen

Andrea Carmen is from the Yaqui Nation, and the Executive Director of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), www.treatycouncil.org. She has years of experience working with Indigenous communities from North, Central, South America and the Pacific. She was a founding member of the Indigenous Initiative for Peace with Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and has participated as a human rights observer and mediator in crises situations in the US, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Ecuador. She participated in many United Nations bodies addressing human rights, sustainable development, environmental justice and Indigenous Peoples, and was IITC’s team leader for the UN Declaration on the Rights
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