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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ STRUGGLES TO DEFEND SACRED PLACES:

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ STRUGGLES TO DEFEND SACRED PLACES:

HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING AND SYMPOSIUM

San Francisco State University

San Francisco California

Saturday March 7th, 2009

Morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the Richard Oakes Room,

Evening program will be in Jack Adams Hall auditorium

Program Agenda

9:00 – 9:30am

Opening prayer (Welcoming Remarks

§ Andrea Carmen, IITC Executive Director

§ Morning Star Gali, IITC Community Liaison Coordinator

§ Introduction of participants

9:30 – 10:10

Andrea Carmen, Executive Director, IITC: Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples at the UN and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

10:10 – 10:30

Questions and discussion

10:30 – 10:40

Break

10:40 – 11:15

Alberto Saldamando, IITC General Counsel: The United Nations structure and using the UN to defend human rights

11:15 – 11:45

Julie Cavanaugh-Bill and Carrie Dann: Using the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination to defend the rights of the Western Shoshone

11:45 – 12:00 noon

Questions and discussion

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Panel and Roundtable: Current struggles to defend sacred sites and cultural rights: threats, successes and current strategies, from the local to the international levels: Radley Davis, Mark Lebeau, Manny Pino, Carrie Dann and Corrina Gould

Moderator: Morningstar Gali

3:30 – 3:45

Break

3:45 – 5:00 pm

Open discussion: How can we work together and use Human Rights to address Sacred sites Violations and other Situations Facing Indigenous Peoples? How can we support these struggles?

Moderator: Morningstar Gali

5:00 – 5:30

Closing remarks, Alberto Saldamando, Manny Pino, Andrea Carmen, Radley Davis and all

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Dinner provided for all participants

7:00 – 7:15

Evening Program opening, All Nations Drum, and invocation

7:15 – 7:30

Introduction of Honoring on behalf of IITC, Andrea Carmen

7:30 – 7:45

Honoring Human Rights Defenders Presentations, Radley Davis, IITC Board member, Pit River Nation, California

7:45 – 9:15

Evening Keynote Speakers:

Carrie Dann and Manny Pino

“Human Rights and Sacred Responsibilities, defending the Sacred Places that give us life”

9:15 PM

Closing drum, thanks and adjourn

IITC gives special thanks to our guest presenters, to the SKINS organization and San Francisco State University, the Lannan Foundation, AFSC, Bay and Paul Foundation and all others who’s support made this event possible

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