Regional Indigenous Peoples and Nations Consultation on Climate Change: “Defending our Rights and Defining our Priorities on the Road to Paris and Beyond”

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place November 30th – December 11th, 2015 to finalize a legally binding international agreement to reduce greenhouse gasses, curb the pace of climate change and define programs to help the most vulnerable States and Peoples, including Indigenous Peoples, to mitigate and adapt to the impacts. This consultation will begin a process to get input into this process from Tribal Nations in North America before COP 21, co-­‐sponsored by the Assembly of First Nations and the International Indian Treaty Council, with thanks to the United Nations Development Programme and the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. For more information, please contact William David at (613)241-­‐6789 x202 or

Agenda and Presenters:

  • Opening Invocation
  • Climate Change and our Inherent Rights: Dene Nation Chief Bill Erasmus, Global Steering Committee (GSC) member
  • What is at Stake for our Nations? Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper Oren Lyons
  • Defending the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at COP 21: Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council, GSC member
  • Recent developments at the United Nations: Grand Chief Edward John, member, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Current Status of the UNFCCC Negotiations: Kim Gottschalk, staff attorney, Native American Rights Fund and technical advisor to the GSG
  • Next Steps and opportunities for input: Roberto Borrero, GSC Focal Point, United Confederation of Taino People and IITC
July 06, 2015 at 1pm - 6pm
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal
900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O
Montréal, QC H3B 4A5
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