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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Indigenous Peoples Rights Program of ISHR is proud to support the World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit. Within the framework of the Decade annual meetings are held to gather support and raise awareness. In April 2018, we hosted Mni Ki Wakan at Columbia for a preparatory meeting. The 2019 Indigenous Water Summit will take place in He Sapa/Black Hills, South Dakota, from 13-15 August 2019. For information about the Decade see the website of Mni Ki Wakan. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Columbia University's ISHR and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race are glad to inform you that they are now accepting applications for the 2020 International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policy (ISSP). The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2019. For more information about the program and how to apply, download the program flyer and application here.

A new book results from the collaboration of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

On April 25th at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the book, Global Indigenous Youth: Through Their Eyes, was presented to the public for the first time. Written by Indigenous young authors from the seven Indigenous sociocultural regions, it is the result of a collaboration between the Global Indigenous Youth Global Caucus and ISHR in cooperation with the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on YOUTH, MADRE, and Tribal Link Foundation.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Starting February 2019, 21 indigenous women leaders from around the world started participating at the sixth annual Global Leadership School of Indigenous Women of FIMI, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum. The program lasts until May 2019 and focuses on human rights and international advocacy skills. It has a number of components: online, face-to-face classes, the three-day seminar at Columbia University, attendance of the annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a monitoring process through FIMI’s virtual platform.

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