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“Pivotal Junctures: Preparing for the 10th Session of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues"
Shannon Rivers (Akimel O'Odham Nation),community activist, organizer of Indigenous Peoples Day, advisor to TonaTierra (www.tonatierra.org), and Co-Chair of the UNPFII Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus (2009-2010) joins us for the first segment of today's show. Shannon recently attended and participated in the Regional Hearing on the Doctrine of Discover in Phoenix, AZ, and the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus Preparatory Meeting (http://www.7genfund.org/current_actions/calls-to-action/upcoming-2011-north-american-indigenous-peoples-caucus-meeting/) for the 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/session_tenth.html), which will be held from May 16th, 2011 to May 27th, 2011 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Some issues discussed are, but not limited to, self-determination, climate justice, identity, and "free, prior and informed consent"; plus more.
Miguel Tinker-Salas, professor of Latin American Studies at Pomona Collage in California (http://www.pomona.edu/administration/communications/for-the-media/media-experts/expert-miguel-tinker-salas.aspx), author of Under the Shadow of Eagles, plus other text joins us for the second segment of today's show to discuss Indigenous peoples struggles in Venezuela, how major U-S. and foreign oil companies operate to dispossess Indigenous peoples and their Nations of the traditional homelands, and the role of Hugo Chavez's administration. All this, plus more.
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