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EventsNews2nd Annual Brook Park Indigenous Peoples Festival

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Friends of Brook Park presents

2nd Annual Brook Park Indigenous Peoples Festival

Sunday, August 9th, 2015, 12noon – 6pm

Location: Brook Park (141 St. & Brook Ave), Bronx, NY

Program

12noon: Opening welcome Chief Dwaine Perry of the Ramapough Lenape Nation and Chief Robert Hawk Storm Birch of the Schaghticoke Indian Tribe/Schaghticoke First Nations, and introductions of honored guests     

12:30 Honoring song; Inter-Tribal song by George Stonefish (Delaware) 

1pm: Danza Mexica / Aztec Dancers: Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli 

2pm: Australian Aboriginal Cultural presentation by Cameron McCarthy – Yalanji Man

2:30: North American Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Songs – George Stonefish

3pm: Intikana (Native Hip Hop) and guests spoken word presentations

3:30: Andean Music by Geo Suquillo (Quechua)  

4pm: Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Society 

5pm: North American Inter-TribaL Pow Wow Songs – George Stonefish

6pm: Closing Circle led by members of the Bohio Atabey Caribbean Indigenous Women’s Circle

Event Co-Sponsors: 

United Confederation of Taino People;

Kalpulli Huehuethaltolli;

Tribal Link Foundation;

NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Directions to Festival:

Brook Park is located between 140th and 141st Streets at the corner of Brook Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South, South Bronx.

Brook Park is three blocks from the Brook Avenue local stop on the #6 subway.
Brook Park is nine blocks from the 149th Street stop on the #2 or #5 subways.
Brook Park is easily accessible by bike, car or bus.

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EventsNews“Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples health and well-being

Monday 10 August 3:00-6:00PM
ECOSOC Chamber , UNHQ, New York

“Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples health and well-being”

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will take place on Monday 10 August 2015 in ECOSOC Chamber, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

As part of the commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Department of Public Information and the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples are organizing an event that will bring together indigenous peoples organizations, UN agencies, Member States and the general public. This year the theme will be on “Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples health and well-being”.

To register for this event please send an email to Mr. Nicolas Magnien at magnien@un.org and Mr. Arturo Requesens at requesens@un.org indicating full name and organization affiliation. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

The deadline to register to attend the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is Tuesday 4 August 2015.

Holders of valid UNHQ grounds passes do not need to register.

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EventsSIXTEENTH MEETING OF NEGOTIATIONS IN THE QUEST FOR POINTS OF CONSENSUS

WORKING GROUP TO PREPARE THE DRAFT

AMERICAN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

March 9-11, 2015

Padilha Vidal Room,

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES

Washington, D.C.

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EventsFilm Screening: Crude, The Real Price of Oil.

Coming up a week from today... Friday, February 6th, 8 pm, hope to see you for this screening and discussion in Kingsbridge, Bronx.

Bronx Climate Justice North and Church of the Mediator in the Kingsbridge neighborhood of the Bronx, present a screening and discussion of the 2009 eco-documentary “Crude, The Real Price of Oil.”

Directed by Joe Berlinger, this riveting film tells the story of the “Amazon Chernobyl,” and the world’s largest oil-related environmental lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against the oil giant Chevron, over damage to human and environmental health in the rainforests of Ecuador.

“A sprawling legal thriller with rare depth and power.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“A gripping account of corporate malfeasance.” — Time Out, London

“Fascinating and important.” — Christiane Amanpour, CNN

Join us at 8 PM on Friday, February 6 at the Church of the Mediator, 260 W. 231st St, at Kingsbridge Ave in the Bronx, just two blocks west of the 231st St. stop on the #1 line. Go to the basement door on the right-hand side of the church, toward the back of the building. We’ll have refreshments and discussion following the screening.

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EventsCSW59 – 2015

CSW59/Beijing+20 (2015) The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States , UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs)  from all regions of the world attend the session. – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015#sthash.2jPsnVIu.dpuf

NGO Participation 

– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw59-2015#sthash.2jPsnVIu.dpuf 

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EventsExpert Group Meeting: “Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, 27 – 29 January 2015

Title: Expert Group Meeting: “Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, 27 – 29 January 2015
Location: United Nations Headquarters
Link out: Click here
Description: UN Headquarters, New York
27 – 29 January 2015

The Expert Group Meeting on the theme “Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, to be based on the study prepared on that topic (E/C.19/2014/7) and having a focus on land, territories and resource rights, together with all of the rights contained in the UN Declaration, in particular the right to self-determination, self-government and autonomy, as well as issues raised at the thirteenth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is being organized following a decision by the Economic and Social Council, authorizing a three day international expert group meeting.

The results of the meeting will be reported to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at its fourteenth session in April and May 2015.

Representatives from indigenous peoples’ organizations, non-governmental organizations and others who are interested in attending the meeting are advised to contact Ms. Maia Campbell (campbellm@un.org) or Ms. Sonia Smallacombe(smallacombe@un.org).

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the meeting and limitations of space, not all requests for participation in the meeting will be able to be accommodated. Please note that participants will be required to cover their own travel, accommodation and related arrangements.

Please click here for more information regarding this meeting
Start Date: 2015-01-27
End Date: 2015-01-29

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EventsNewsCelebrating Maasai Culture and Girls Education and Leadership

Hosted by Brighter Green and Tribal Link Foundation at the loft of Thomas Rochon, 100 Grand Street, 6th Floor, NYC (between Mercer and Green Street, Soho)

Brighter Green and Tribal Link Foundation cordially invite you to a celebration of Maasai culture and girls education and leadership on November 16, 2014 from 3 to 5:30 PM. The afternoon will include special guests Nketoria Susan Naserian and Senkeyian Samson Tirike, our Kenyan colleagues who will speak on Maasai culture as well as the specific education struggles young women face. In addition, you will learn more about Brighter Green and Tribal Link Foundation’s joint East African Girls’ Leadership Initiative that educates Maasai young women from Kenya and Tanzania. Traditional Maasai bead work handcrafted in Kenya will also be for sale.

The East African Girls’ Leadership Initiative, now in its fifth year, educates Maasai young women from Kenya and Tanzania and provides leadership training so that they can become advocates and leaders for women and indigenous peoples.  All of our participants have graduated high school and are now in higher education.  They are currently studying a wide range of subjects from women’s studies to environmental preservation and journalism.  As we continue to nurture these young leaders, we also encourage you to make a donation to help support the increasing costs of higher education.
For more information on the program, please take a look at the program page, here.
Please RSVP by November 14th to pkraft@triballink.org.
If you have any questions about the event or the program in general, please contact Pamela Kraft at 917-439-6443 or pkraft@triballink.org.
Directions:
Take the 6 train to Canal Street, walk two blocks north to Grand Street, walk west to 100 Grand Street, between Mercer and Greene.
Or, take the 1 train to Canal Street, walk two blocks north, then east to 100 Grand Street
*Please push the 6th floor elevator button for access to the loft*
We hope to see you on Sunday, November 16th, for this joyous and exciting event.
Best wishes,
Brighter Green and Tribal Link
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