In the context of the Eleventh session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), ICTJ will be organizing a Roundtable Discussion on Truth Commissions and Indigenous Peoples: Lessons Learned, Future Challenges.
Tuesday, May 15, 1:15-2:20pm
Conference Room 7
UN Headquarters North Lawn Building, New York
The event is presented in collaboration with the Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia (National Indigenous Organization of Colombia – ONIC) and Asamblea de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte de Cauca (Assembly of Indigenous Councils of North Cauca – ACIN/CRIC).
Alvaro Pop, Guatemalan independent expert and member of the UNPFII
Esther Attear, Passamaquoddy tribal member and lead staff person for the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission process
Alcibiades Escué, Coordinator of Strategic Planning at the Association of Indigenous Authorities of Northern Cauca (ACIN)
Eduardo Gonzaléz-Cueva, Truth and Memory Director at ICTJ
Registration: Send an email with your full name and contact information to email@example.com by May 10, 2012.
This event will also launch and distribute a resource book entitled “Strengthening Indigenous Rights Through Truth Commissions.” The book summarizes the findings of an international conference on truth commissions and indigenous rights hosted by ICTJ in 2011. It makes concrete proposals to consider when setting up a truth commission focused on abuses committed against indigenous peoples.