Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Indigenous Peoples Forum on the Impact of the Doctrine of Discovery

Indigenous Peoples Forum
on the
Impact of the Doctrine of Discovery

Friday March 23, 2012
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Arizona State Capitol - House of Representatives
1700 West Washington    Phoenix, AZ
Hosted by the Native American Caucus
O'otham Hemuchkam
Embassy of Indigenous Peoples

A regional forum to address the implications of the
by the
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
in context of the standards established by the adoption on September 13, 2007 of the
Local - Regional - Continental - Global

Indigenous Peoples Forum
on the
Impact of the Doctrine of Discovery

Preliminary study of the impact on Indigenous Peoples of the legal construct
known as the Doctrine of Discovery
Submitted to United Nations Economic and Social Council
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Ninth Session
New York, April 19-30, 2010

“This preliminary study establishes that the Doctrine of Discovery has been institutionalized in law and policy, on national and international levels, and lies at the root of the violations of Indigenous Peoples human rights, both individual and collective.”

9:00            Opening Ceremony O’otham Hemuchkam
9:15            Welcome from the Native American Caucus
9:20            Installation of the Presidium – O’otham Hemuchkam
9:30            Tupac Enrique Acosta, Izkaloteka: Objectives of the Indigenous Peoples Forum
9:40            Steve Newcomb, Indigenous Law Institute: Domination and Colonization
10:10            Shannon Rivers, O’odham Hemuchkam: Impact on O’otham Nations and Territories
10:25            Julie Cavanaugh Bill and Larson Bill, Western Shoshone Defense Project:
                    International Context
10:55            Professor Robert Miller, Lewis and Clark University:
                    The Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny
11:30            Jose Matus, Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras:
                     The Doctrine of Discovery and International Borders           
11:40            Summary and Plan of Action           
12:00            Closing Ceremony and Farewell
United Nations
Adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007

“Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples...”

Phoenix, AZ

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