International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 9 August 2005*, United Nations Headquarters, ny 12. 30pm, United Nations Lobby



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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

9 August 2005*, United Nations Headquarters, NY

12.30pm, United Nations Lobby
Programme of Activities
Welcome and Spiritual Ceremony

Peruko Ccopacatty (Aymara/Quechua, Lake Titicaca, Peru)
Message of the Secretary General, Kofi Annan
Message of the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People, Jose Antonio Ocampo
Message of the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum,

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot, Philippines)

Cultural Presentation: Indigenous Dance from Peru

Grupo Revelacion and Grupo Raices
**Short Story, Poetry Reading and Closing Song

Barbara James Snyder (Washoe/Paiute, Nevada)
Master of Ceremonies:

Roberto Múcaro Borrero (Taíno, Puerto Rico), Chairperson,

NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

9 August 2005*, United Nations Headquarters, NY

3:00pm, Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium

United Nations
PANEL DISCUSSION
The Cause of Indigenous Peoples is Ours”
Panelists:
Elsa Stamatopoulou, Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; Connie Taracena, Permanent Mission of Guatemala; Elizabeth Gibbons, UNICEF; Roberto Borrero, NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
FILM SCREENING: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THE UNITED NATIONS

(Film by Rebecca Sommer for UNSPFII, 2005)
Organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues DSPD/UNDESA, the United Nations Department of Public Information and the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
(Programme subject to change)
*The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is officially commemorated on 9 August annually in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.
**Short Stories and Poetry read with the permission of author Edna Gordon (Seneca, Cattaraugus)
Additional Programs in Commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday 7 August, 2005. For more information on these programs, which are free with suggested museum admission and open to the general public, contact the American Museum of Natural History at (212) 769-5758 or see their website at http://www.amnh.org/programs/special/global/index.html?src=p_sp


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