International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, August 9

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The United Nations has designated August 9th each year as the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. 

This year, to commemorate the day, the UN has prepared a program titled:

"Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices".

The program will be webcast live

August 9
2:30-6:00 p.m.
http://webtv.un.org

Tentative program is listed below.  Download a copy of the press release and program at the bottom of the page.



PROGRAMME

 

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

 

9 August 2012

 

ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York

 

2:30pm – 6:00pm

 

“Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices”

 

 

(2:30pm)

Screening of “Voices through time” by Chirapaq (Peru)

 

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(3:00pm)

Traditional welcome by the Chairperson of the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Roberto Múcaro Borrero (Taíno, Puerto Rico)

 

Message of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

 

Remarks by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Wu Hongbo

 

Remarks by the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,

Grand Chief Edward John (Tl’azt’en, Canada)

 

Moderated by Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Chief of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

 

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(3:30pm)

 

INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE

 

Panelists:

 

Kenneth Deer (Mohawk, Canada) The Eastern Door

Lily Valtchanova, Cultural Affairs Officer, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Nils Johan Heatta (Sápmi, Norway), Chairman, World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network

 

Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli, Hawaii), Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University

 

Angel Tibán Guala (Kichwa, Ecuador), Director, TV MICC

 

 

Discussants:

 

Monika Ille - Director of Programming, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Canada

 

Keoni Lee - General Manager, 'Ōiwi TV, Hawai'i

 

Emil Her Many Horses (Ogala Lakota, United States), National Museum of the American Indian, « Our voices on the Air : Reaching new audiences through indigenous radio »

 

 

Videos produced by:

 

Komi Television (Russian Federation)

TV MICC (Ecuador)

Indigenous Information Network, Kenya

Mr. Atama Katama (Malaysia)

 

 

Open discussion

Closing remarks by Roberto Múcaro Borrero (Taíno, Puerto Rico), Chairperson of the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

 

Moderated by:

Amy Stretten, Founder and Editor of NativeRemix.com

 

 

(Programme subject to change)

Organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues DSPD/DESA, the United Nations Department of Public Information and the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


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Helen Sheehy,
Aug 7, 2012, 7:06 PM
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