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Tribal Link’s Project Access Training Session Returns for 2017

Project Access 2017 Begins in New York

Project Access 2017 begins in New York with Professor Elsa Stamatopoulou-Robbins sharing the importance of academic connecting with Indigenous Peoples.


Tribal Link Foundation’s Project Access Capacity Building Training Workshop for Indigenous Peoples began on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in New York City. 18 Indigenous delegates from around the world are now engaged in an intensive 3-day program that seeks to raise the visibility of their diverse yet similar issues affecting their communities, lands and resources at the United Nations. Following the training, the delegates will participate in the annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues putting what they learned to practical use at this well-attended session.

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U.S. Government is an Unprecendented No Show at Human Rights Hearing

Published March 26, 2017
WASHINGTON – At the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 participants and independent members alike deeply regretted the troubling and unprecedented lack of appearance of the United States at a hearing convened by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C. The hearing focused on President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Orders and their impacts on human rights in the U.S. Until this hearing, sources indicate that for at least the last 8 year the U.S. had not missed a hearing of IACHR, a principal, independent body of the OAS.
As this was a regular session of the IACHR, the U.S. was not the only country expected to participate in the hearings scheduled from March 15-22. The IACHR also reviewed human rights situations in Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Chile, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, and Argentina. Other countries like Columbia, Cuba, and El Salvador also faced scrutiny on Tuesday while situations in Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela were reviewed Wednesday.
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) was among six organizations selected to testify on the impacts of Trump’s Executive Orders. Testimony by the selected organizations covered the administration’s attempt to ban immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries; its immigration enforcement and detention policies; and its push to fast-track infrastructure projects. IITC presented testimony focusing on the President’s Executive Order of January 24, 2017 “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects.” The expressed intent of this Order is to “streamline and expedite, environmental reviews and approvals for all infrastructure projects,” including pipelines.
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Note: The author of the article, Roberto Múkaro Borrero, is also a Board member of the Tribal Link Foundation. 
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Delegations from U.S., UK, EU to attend forum of North’s indigenous peoples

RBTHA boy during the celebrations of the Day of reindeer breeder in Salekhard, a town in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, next to the Polar Circle, March 30, 2014. Source: Mikhail Blinov / RIA Novosti


Diplomats and businesses from the Czech Republic, the U.S., the UK, France and Germany will come to Russia’s northern city of Salekhard to participate in the eighth international forum of the low-numbered indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, which is due on March 23-25, press service of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District said on March 20.

“We shall welcome representatives of the Arctic Council’s secretariat of indigenous peoples, of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), the International Center for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR),” the press service said.

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Tribal Link Project Access Alumni in Action: Aminatu Gambo at the Opening of CSW61

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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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Tribal Link Project Access Alumni, Aminatu Samira Gambo Addresses Commission on Status of Women


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‘We Exist, We Resist, We Rise’: Thousands March for Native Nations

Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C.

The march began at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and ended at Lafayette Square.  (Photo: Alejandro Alvarez /@aletweetsnews)

“Water is life!” was the cry heard throughout Washington, D.C., on Friday as thousands of people filled the streets and marched for Indigenous rights and the sovereignty of native nations, demonstrating that the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has sparked an ongoing movement.

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One-of-a-kind InDigital conference shares scholarship on how indigenous people use digital media

Three men in traditional Maya dress

Maya hip-hop trio Balam Ajpu

Vanderbilt University’s Center of Latin American Studies, in collaboration with Middle Tennessee State University Professor of Anthropology Richard Pace, will host its second InDigital Latin America Conference March 16-18 at Vanderbilt. The conference examines how indigenous people in Latin America use digital media and technology to express themselves and engage with others.

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