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Questionnaire on national action plans to achieve the ends of the UNDRIP

This questionnaire seeks to collect examples from States, indigenous peoples and national human rights institutions for this purpose. The deadline for responses is 30 June 2017. For more information:

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Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Win a Trip to COP23

Young people around the globe are invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change in the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in November (COP23), where they will join the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) communications team as videographers and reporters. The competition is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30 and videos must be submitted by 18 August 2017. Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson and Director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be launching the Global Youth Video Competition for the third year running”. “I am even more excited about viewing the video shorts that young people from across the globe will be making and sending in, in order to win a place at the UN climate conference in Bonn in November," he said. See:
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Project Access Alumni Manuela Ima in “Keep It in the Ground” Campaign Video

At minute 1.39-1.41 we can see Tribal Link Project Access UN TrainingAlumni Manuela Ima marching in a protest in Ecuador. See the video on You Tube at:

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UN-OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme 2018 (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 Eligible Regions: Open for All

Location: Switzerland

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking applications for its Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) 2018, a comprehensive human rights training programme that was established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context of the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004). The programme contributes to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights in general and indigenous issues in particular, so they are in a better position to protect and promote the rights of their communities at the international level. The aim of the programme is to give indigenous persons the opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with human rights issues in general and indigenous issues in particular. The IFP is held annually and fellows from the 4 language components of the programme are trained together with simultaneous interpretation during 4 to 5 weeks in Geneva.


Participants of the Fellowship Programme are entitled to the following:
  • Return ticket (economy class) from their country of residence to Geneva;
  • Daily or monthly stipend to cover their basic needs in Geneva, including modest accommodation, food and transport;
  • Basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme;
  • OHCHR will not cover any additional expenses such as visa fees and travel insurance.


  • The candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations);
  • Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme;
  • Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal educational institutions;
  • Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations;
  • The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative;
  • The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the language, in which the programme is imparted.


Application form must be signed and sent by regular post at the address given on the website. Scanned applications are also accepted, although we prefer receiving applications by post. Your scanned application can be sent at the following email: and copy: Official webpage.
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Taily Terena with President Evo Morales of Bolivia - the ONLY Indigenous President in the Americas, in the United Nations Headquarters General Assembly Hall after President Morales gave his amazing speech.
Taily Terena in the United Nations Headquarters General Assembly Hall where all the Heads of State of the World give their speeches to humanity
I MAY have met Taily when she was a teenager in 2007 when my wife and I went to Brasilia Brazil, to do a training course at the Museum for Indigenous Peoples that Taily's father was in charge of, that is where we met her famous father Marcos Terena. I met her again as a young woman at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York a few years ago, but it was just a passing photo op, and we did not really get to know each other. However, THIS year for the 16th Session of the UNPFII Taily was selected to be one of the lucky 20 indigenous students from around the world - to receive the important Tribal Link Foundation Project Access Training course for the UNPFII, and we got to know each other so well - she told me (before we parted) that she feels that she gained a new Tribal uncle now lol.
Taily truly amazed me in a way I have never experienced before, because she has a positively magnetic personality, her aura just draws you into her spiritual being, and you feel energized and happy to be around her, the way she smiles, the way she talks, the twinkle of joy for life in her eyes, it all radiates such an uplifting feeling, that I can honestly say - she is the first person I have ever met who EXUDES POSITIVE ENERGY, the sky is the limit for this remarkable human being, she could excel in ANY field of work that requires inter-personal skills..teacher, diplomat, tribal leader, national leader etc...the possibilities ahead of her on her life's path are literally limitless.
Taily WILL become a leader of her Terena people one day - and she will become a great restorer of much of what has been and is still being lost of their proud ancient culture, and if she wills it - she will then also become a national leader in Brazilian Indigenous politics, it will not be easy, but she will not allow herself to become corrupted, and she will make great positive changes in Brazilian society for the greater benefit of it's natives peoples...this is what I have foreseen in her future - once she accepts it.
Taily was in New York attending the 16th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters, and she received a pre-UNPFII training course taught by  respected Indigenous Rights expert Andrea Carmen of the International Indian Treaty Council/IITC, and co-mentored by Ghazali Ohorela (Alifaru), Damon Corrie (Lokono-Arawak), Tai Pellicier (Taino-Arawak), and Victor Anthony Lopez-Carmen (Yaqui & Lakota).
Taily Terena (Terena) with Sabantho Corrie (Lokono), two Arawakan kin re-united after millennia, for at one time thousands of years ago, the Terena-Arawak and the Lokono-Arawak were once one Tribe, it later split into many tribes over time, each going in different directions to inhabit Amazonia, some even entered Central America like the Embera, and others ventured into the Caribbean reaching as far as North America like the Taino-Arawak.
Arawakan unity - top from left to right - Damon Corrie (Lokono), Pierre Andrews (Lokono), Roberto Borrero (Taino), Irvince Auguiste (Kalinago - who are 50% Lokono & 50% Kalina), and on bottom row from left to right - Sabantho Corrie (Lokono), Taily Terena (Terena), and Tai Pellicier (Taino). In the 2 casual raw video clips below - our beautiful indigenous sister Taily Terena (of the Terena-Arawak Tribal Nation of Brazil) speaks briefly about her own life, she is a city-raised and University educated indigenous person, yet she PROVES that you CAN have the best of both worlds AND still maintain your proud indigenous heritage and identity - yet be sophisticated and modern, one need not completely forsake one for the other; let her positive example and infectious happiness be an inspiration to us all!  Taily is the daughter of the world famous and respected famous Brazilian Indigenous leader Marcos Terena (who created the World Games of the Indigenous Peoples). TAILY TERENA OF BRAZIL SPEAKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES BEING TRUE TO THEMSELVES TAILY TERENA REMINDS US THAT YOU CAN'T RUN OR HIDE FROM YOUR INDIGENOUS IDENTITY FOREVER
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Peoples Climate March Video Features Project Access Program Coordinator Roberto Borrero

Diverse Peoples will march for different reasons and they will march together. Join us on April 29th. Roberto Mukaro Borrero (Taíno), a trainer and program coordinator for Tribal Link Foundation's Project Access Training Program and the IITC and Tom Goldtooth (Diné) of IEN are featured in this short film along with other Movement Leaders #ClimateMarch See video at

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View the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Live

Starting today, the 16th annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

You can watch live at

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