Between April 20 and May 1, 2015, representatives from member states, governmental agencies, and indigenous communities gathered at the United Nations headquarters in NYC for the 14th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
WIN hosted this round-table discussion as a side event at the 14th session of the UN PFII to explore approaches that are currently being used to document and share traditional knowledge. Topics discussed included the advantages of using new digital tools and the threats and challenges that accompany it.
Nolan Hunter representing Kimberley Land Council, a WIN Committee member, is seen here as delivering a statement against the Australian government for driving indigenous communities out of their traditional habitats, failing to protect their cultural heritage, and pursuing discriminatory land tenure measures.
In April 15-17, a intense, three-day “Project Access” workshop delivered sessions on indigenous peoples as they relate to the United Nations system as a whole. It was designed to better equip indigenous peoples for the 14th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues and other related international processes.
The 14th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in UN headquarters in NYC between April 20 and May 1 of 2015 brought attention to various topics relating to the indigenous communities worldwide and concluded with nine reports on proposals, recommendations, and draft decisions for future action.