8/09/2006

UCTP & Ecospirituality Foundation Follow-up Pirates of the Caribbean Protest at recent UN Meeting in Geneva, 31 July – 4 August

Geneva, Switzerland (UCTP Taino News) – A declaration issued by the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP) concerning the racist portrayal of Caribbean Indigenous Peoples in the recent Disney film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” was presented to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva.

In solidarity with the Taino People, the declaration was presented to the Acts of the Working Group and approximately 1000 copies were distributed to the meeting’s participants by representatives of the Ecospirituality Foundation.

The Ecospirituality Foundation is an Italian based NGO in consultative status with the United Nations. The issue was also promoted at a special Side Event organized the by organization, where additional copies of the UCTP Declaration were distributed. The UCTP Declaration can be reviewed at the website of the Ecospirituality Foundation (http://www.eco-spirituality.org/menu-e.htm).

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