Human Rights Workshop and Training in Standing Rock

January 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am
January 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is hosting a Human and Treaty Rights Training Workshop and a hearing with the Chair of the United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights, transnational corportations, and other business enterprises. The workshop on Sunday, January 22 is co-sponsored by the ACLU and will include sessions on business and human rights and an overview of the regional and UN human rights systems, and training and information on documenting human rights violations.

Presenters include:

  • Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Cheyenne River Lakota
  • Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault
  • Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, Cree, Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, member of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Bill Means, Oglala Lakota, IITC Co-Founder and Board Member
  • Andrea Carmen, Yaqui, IITC Execitive Director
  • Jamil Dakwar, Director, American Civil Libteries Union Human Rights Program
  • Pavel Sulyandziga, Chair of the UN Working Group
  • Roberto Borrero, Taino, IITC Board Member, Moderator

Monday's program features testimonies by tribal and community members on human rights violations cause by the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction and police response.

Agenda

Sunday, January 22, 9AM-5PM
Training Workshop on Human Rights, Treaties, and the United Nations
Monday, January 23, 9AM-5PM
Human Rights hearing with the Chair of the UN Working Group
For more information or to register to present testimony, contact Roberto Borrero at (917) 334-5638 or roberto@treatycouncil.org