We are honored and proud of the following Indigenous youth presenters:
Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Sliammon), 12 years old, who presented a statement regarding Canada’s treaties with First Nations’ Peoples. Ta’Kaiya also addressed the rights of First Nations children. Brian Monongye (Hopi) community activist, artist and coordinator of the Native Youth Cultural Exchange and Chisa Oros (Zuni/Yaqui) youth organizer and community coordinator of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development and coordinator of the Native Youth Coalition made articulate and powerful addresses.
Robby Romero and Onondaga Elder, Chief Oren R. Lyons were a part of the panel along with Tonya Gonnella Frichner, also Onondaga. Ms. Gonnella Frichner is President of the American Indian Law Alliance, Chairperson of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development and the past North American Regional Representative to the UNPFII.
The panelists addressed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth.
From the front lines of climate change, Who’s Gonna Save You presents an Indigenous perspective on the current global crisis concerning climate change. This ‘music picture’ is a combination of music video and motion picture woven into a poetic call to consciousness for the restoration of life in balance. It features Apache youth skateboard champion, Tracey Polk Jr. and the music of Native Rock recording artist Robby Romero.
Translation/ spanish – english was provided.
On Tuesday night, 21 May 2013, Robby Romero and Ta’Kaiya gave a special performence at the United Nations Cultural Event.
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