Friday, January 27, 2012

NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CAUCUS (NAIPC) PREPARATORY MEETING


POLITICAL OFFICE: ADMINISTRATION OFFICE:
Fort William First Nation 111 Peter Street, Suite 804
R.R. #4 Toronto, Ontario
Suite 101, 90 Anemki Drive M5V 2H1
Fort William First Nation Office Complex (416) 597-1266
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7J 1A5 Fax (416) 597-8365
(807) 626-9339 1-877-517-6527
(807) 626-9404 Fax Website: www.chiefs-of-ontario.org
CHIEFS OF ONTARIO
a Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians a First Nations of Treaty #3 a Independent First Nations a Nishnawbe Aski Nation a Union of Ontario Indians a
NOTICE
NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CAUCUS (NAIPC) PREPARATORY MEETING FOR UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES (UNPFII)
March 9th, 10th, 11th, 2012
The North American Indigenous Peoples' Caucus (NAIPC) is an international Indigenous Peoples' preparatory meeting for the 11th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
This three-day in depth working session is designed by and for tribal nation/First Nations' leadership, community members, elders, youth, and organizations.
The purpose of the NAIPC is to bring together (U.S. and Canada) First Nations and Native American Peoples and Tribal Nations in advance of the UNPFII to discuss critical issues, explore common ground, and establish a collective platform of action for our strategic work at the United Nations.
The discussion will focus on preparing for and addressing the UNPFII Agenda (Session 11) that is taking place May 7-18, 2012 at UN Headquarters in New York, and will include:
Ø The Doctrine of Discovery
Ø Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Ø Dialogue with the North American Region Representative of UNPFII
Ø International Expert Group Meeting on Combating Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls
Ø 2014 United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
Ø Environment- RIO+20 Conference-June 2012
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and most meals. Lunch will be served each day and a banquet dinner will take place Saturday, March 10th, 2012. Also, participants are responsible to make their own copies of any of their own/organizational materials for distribution at the meeting.
The location of the meeting - Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, Ontario is in Southern Ontario, near the Canada-U.S. border, about 60 minutes from the Toronto Airport, 45 minutes by car from Buffalo, New York. A block of rooms are being held at Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview at $119.00 per night. Reservation line # 1-866-873-9829. Additional accommodation information will be sent out in the near future.
Hosted by: Chiefs in Ontario, with Assembly of First Nations, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Six Nations, and other co-sponsors.
REGISTRATION – Delegates are expected to register on or before February 17th, 2012 to the Chiefs of Ontario Office.
For information contact Dianne Simon at dianne@coo.org or call 877-517-6527.
More Information regarding the Agenda and relevant documentation will be posted on COO website at www.chiefs-of-ontario.org.

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