INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 9 AUGUST 2013

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Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation,

(photo: UN/Rick Bajornas)

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

A special event at UN Headquarters in New York will be held on Friday, 9 August, starting at 3pm, featuring the UN Secretary-General, the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a delegate of Panama, a representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rig and an Indigenous representative.

The event will be webcast live at  webtv.un.org.

Also on 9 August, hundreds of Indigenous and non-indigenous rowers are scheduled to arrive at Pier 96 at 57th Street in Manhattan at 10am, after having collectively travelled thousands of miles on rivers and horsebacks to honour the first treaty -– the Two Row Wampum -– concluded between Dutch immigrants and the Haudenosaunee (a confederacy of six nations, with capital in the Onondaga nation, in NY State) 400 years ago, in 1613. They will gather with members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at 1:30pm.

 

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