10/03/2005

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

Public Notice: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

The 2001 Indigenous Peoples Summit of the Americas was held in Ottawa, Canada. This summit represented the first step in the creation of an Indigenous Peoples movement that paralleled the Organization of the Americas’ State Summit process. The Indigenous Peoples Summit provides a forum to discuss the impact of state policy on the life of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. In 2001, the delegates attending the first Indigenous Peoples summit drafted a declaration that recognized the need to continue meeting in assembly to further the inalienable human right of self-determination, and to establish a collaborative plan of action to ensure the ability of Indigenous Peoples to exercise their inherent rights to self-determination.

The 2005 Second Indigenous Peoples Summit of the Americas will be held in Buenos Aires from October 27 to 29, 2005. The Theme of this summit is :

DETERMING OUR FUTURE: GUIDED BY OUR TRADITIONAL TEACHINGS AND MOTHER EARTH

For more information & to download important documents, please visit the Summit website at:

www.indigenoussummit.net (English) or www.onpia.org (Spanish)

Alternatively, for additional information, send an email: summitinfo@afn.ca (English) or 2cumbreindigena@onpia.org (Spanish)