American Indian Airwaves, Wednesday, 9-12-07
U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Snipe Clan, Onondaga Nation), joines us live from New York to discuss the United Nations General Assembly expected September 13th, 2007 vote on the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Tonya is Vice Chair of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development (http://www.7genfund.org/), and Founder and President of the American Indian Law Alliance, has been selected as the North American Representative of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Her three-year term will extend from January 8, 2008 until December 2010. As stated, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body and subsidiary organ of the Economic and Social Council with a mandate to discuss Indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
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