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Internationally Focused Documents

  1. A Treaty between Indigenous Nations on the Protection of Cultural Property and Traditional Resource Rights: Asserting Indigenous Nation Sovereignty February 23, 2000 - Briefing Memorandum issued on the occasion of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs "Protecting Traditional Knowledge" Conference, February 23-26, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  2. 1995-31.TXT - Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1995/31 - Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities
  3. 1995-32.TXT - Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1995/32 - Establishment of a working group of the Commission on Human Rights to elaborate a draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples
  4. 4TH_WRLD.TXT - Fourth World Nations: Conflicts and Alternatives by Prof. Bernard Q. Nietschmann
  5. 82-11964.TXT - UNWGIP 1st Session Document 82-11964 - Statements by the World Council of Indigenous Peoples, Indian Law Resource Center and Draft Resolution by the International Indian Treaty Council
  6. 88-12368.TXT - UNWGIP 6th Session Document 88-12368/4446G - Statements by Byelorussia, Finland, Japan and the U.S.S.R. re: Draft Declaration
  7. 88-12395.TXT - UNWGIP 6th Session Document 88-12395/4328G - Statements by Four Directions Council, Inuit Circumpolar Conference and the International Commission of Jurists
  8. 88-12514.TXT - UNWGIP 6th Session Document 88-12514/4686G Statements by Canada and the People's Republic of the Congo
  9. 89-12410.TXT UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Document 89-12410/0810B - Analytical observations on Draft Declaration by Japan, Norway, and Ukranian SSR.
  10. 92-12449.TXT - UNWGIP 10th Session Document 92-12449 - Statements by Centro de Culturas Indias CHIRAPAQ, Indian Council of S. America, Tupay Katari, Food First, Service, Peace & Justice in Latin America, and Comision Juridica
  11. 94-12864.TXT - UNWGIP 12th Session Document 94-12864 - Statements by Grand Council of Crees, Black Hills Teteon Sioux and the Indian Council of South America on the Universal Declaration
  12. 94-12876.TXT - UNWGIP 12th Session Document 94-12876 - Statements by the World Uranium Hearing, Andean Information Network, Dutch Centre for Indigenous Peoples, and Amerindia for the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples
  13. 94-13040.TXT - UNWGIP 12th Session Document 94-13040 - Statements by the Tremembe Mission, the Committee to Save the Kolyma River Basin (Republic of Sakha), and the Declaration of Tlahuitoltepec on the Fundamental Rights of Indigenous Nations
  14. 94-13054.TXT - UNWGIP 12th Session Document 94-13054 - Statements by the Inuit Tapisariat, Tupaj Katari Indian Movement and Summary of Resolutions of Workshops on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Struggle for Right of Self-Determination and Self-Government in India
  15. 94-13218.TXT - Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Document 94-13218 - Preliminary Report of the Special Rapporteur on the study of the protection of the cultural and intellectual property of indigenous peoples - 8 July 1994
  16. 95-12752.TXT - UNWGIP 13th Session Document 95-12752 - Statements by Ethiopia, Myanmar, Niger, Sweden, and Zambia on the consideration of a permanent formum for Indigenous Peoples - 14 June 1995
  17. 95-12808.TXT - Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Document 95-12808 - Final Report of the Special Rapporteur on the study of the protection of the cultural and intellectual property of indigenous peoples - 21 June 1995

  18. 95-12824.TXT - UNWGIP 13th Session Document 95-12824 - Consideration of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous People: Note on the future role of the Working Group by the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Ms. Erica-Irene Daes
  19. 95-12894.TXT - UNWGIP 13th Session Document 95-12894 - Consideration of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous People: Working papers by Chairpreson Erica-Irene Daes, and Mr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen
  20. 95-12914.TXT - UNWGIP 13th Session Document 95-12914 - Consideration of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous People: Information submitted by "Tupaj Katari" Indian Movement, Legal Commission of the Tawantinsuyana Peoples, and the Indigenous Parliament of America
  21. 95-13053.TXT - UNWGIP 13th Session Document 95-13053 - International Decade of the World's Indigenous People - Report of the Technical Meeting on the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People - 24 July 1995
  22. 95-14322.TXT - Inter-Sessional Working Group on Draft Declaration 1st Session Document 95-14322 - Statements by Argentina, Chile, China, Finland, New Zealand, and Ukraine -- 10 October 1995
  23. 95-14327.TXT - Inter-Sessional Working Group on Draft Declaration 1st Session Document 95-14327 - Statements by Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and International Postal Union - 10 October 1995
  24. 95-14332.TXT - Inter-Sessional Working Group on Draft Declaration 1st Session Document 95-14332 - Statements by the International Indian Treaty Council, the Saami Council, Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America, and the World Council of Indigenous Peoples
  25. 95-14402.TXT - Inter-Sessional Working Group on Draft Declaration 1st Session Document 95-14402 - Statements by Japan, Mexico, Morocco, and United States -- 13 November 1995
  26. 96-12980.TXT - UNWGIP 14th Session Document 96-12980 - Working Paper by the Chairperson-Rapporteur, Mrs. Erica-Irene A. Daes, on the Concept of "Indigenous People" - 10 June 1996
  27. 96-16751.TXT - UNWGIP 14th Session Document 96-16751 - Health and Indigenous Peoples: Note by the Secretariat - 11 June 1996
  28. AGENDA12.TXT - UNWGIP 12th Session Provisional Agenda and Annotations to the Provisional Agenda (E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/L.1 & E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/1/Add.1)
  29. AGENDA13.TXT - UNWGIP 13th Session Provisional Agenda and Annotations to the Provisional Agenda (E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/1 and E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/1/Add.1)
  30. ANTIGNCD.TXT - Declaration Against Genocide -- by the NGO's, Indigenous Nations, and Minority Groups at the UNWGIP. July 29, 1993
  31. BALANCE.TXT - From "Balance of Power" to Democratizing International Relations: Balancing Relations Between Nations and States in a New Era by Rudolph C. Rÿser 8/24/1992
  32. BANKPOLY.TXT - Tribal Populations and International Banking Practices: A Fundamental Conflict Over Development Goals -- Testimony before House Banking Comm.'s Subcomm. on International Development Institutions and Finance
  33. BIBLIO.TXT - A Bibliography of Self-Determination, Nations and the Fourth World by Jerry Taylor 1/26/90
  34. CONIVE.TXT - Statement by the Venezuelan National Indian Council before the 11th Session of the UNWGIP
  35. COTTIER.TXT - Statement by Chockie Cottier on Behalf of the Indigenous World Association - UNWGIP, August 1987
  36. The Cultural Dimensions of Environmental Decision-Making by Dr. Richard Griggs
  37. DAYPEACE.TXT - Speech by Chief Leon Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee to the UN General Assembly supporting a Worldwide Day of Peace - 24 October 1985
  38. DEC_PRIN.TXT - Draft Declaration of Principles presented to UNWGIP '85 by Indian Law Resource Ctr, Four Directions Cncl, National Aboriginal and Islander Legal Service, NIYC, Inuit Circumpolar Conf and IITC
  39. DECOLON.TXT - Indigenous Overview of Decolonization: Remarks before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization by WCIP
  40. DRAFT88.TXT - UN Working Paper by Ms. Erica-Irene A. Daes containing a set of draft preambular paragraphs and principles for the Universal Declaration on Indigenous Rights
  41. DRAFT89.TXT - First Revised Text of the Draft Universal Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples - 1989 version E/CN.4/Sub.2/1989/33 - 15 June 1989
  42. DRAFT93.TXT - UN Draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 1993 version E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/26 - June 1993
  43. DRFT9329.TXT - UN Draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 1993 version E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/29 - August 1993. Also available in PDF format. Note: This is latest version of the Draft Declaration. Also released as E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/2/Add.1
  44. FINLAND.TXT - Statement by the Finnish Government and the Sami Parliament to the 10th Session of the UNWGIP - July 1992
  45. FOURTHW.TXT - Background on the term "Fourth World" - a chapter excerpt from, "The Meaning of 'Nation' and 'State' in the Fourth World," by Dr. Richard Griggs
  46. FWP20884.TXT - International Standards for Indigenous Rights: Statement by CWIS Before 3rd Session of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations 8/1/84
  47. GREATLIE.TXT - States, Indigenous Nations, and the Great Lie by Rudolph C. Rÿser
  48. GRENLAND.TXT - Statement by the Prime Minister of Greenland on Home Rule, before the 11th Session of the UNWGIP
  49. GROUPRT.TXT - WCIP Indigenous Ideology and Philosophy Workshop II - National Aboriginal Conference Secretariat submmission "Some Reflections on Group Right Principles" and NCAI annex "Indigenous Ideology and Philosophy"
  50. HELSINKI.TXT - On the Evolution of Standards Concerning the Rights of Indigenous Populations -- Helsinki Final Act
  51. HERITAGE.TXT - Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of the Heritage of Indigenous People - Annex of the Final Report of the Special Rapporteur on the study of the protection of the cultural and intellectual property of indigenous peoples - 21 June 1995
  52. ICRIN-94.TXT - International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations - Authorized Version Initialed July 28, 1994, Geneva, Switzerland. Also available in PDF format.
  53. ICRINSUM.TXT - Evolving New International Laws From the Fourth World by Rudolph C. Rÿser - Background on the International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations. Also available in PDF format.
  54. ILO_107.TXT - I.L.O. Convention 107 -- Convention Concerning the Protection and Integration of Indigenous and Other Tribal and Semi-Tribal Populations in Independent Countries
  55. ILO_169.TXT - I.L.O. Convention 169 -- Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries - 1989
  56. ILO_88.TXT - I.L.O. Statement to the UNWGIP 6th Session - Revision of Convention No. 107: Steps to Come, 30 June 1988
  57. ILRC94.TXT - Statement by the Indian Law Resource Center & National Congress of American Indians at UNWGIP 12th Session - July 1994
  58. INDIGDAY.TXT - Note by UN WGIP Secretariat on the International Day of Indigenous Peoples - July 1994
  59. INDIGDEF.TXT - Note by the UNWGIP Chairperson-Rapporteur on criteria which might be applied when considering the concept of indigenous peoples - 21 June 1995
  60. INDIGECO.TXT - Alternatives to Development - Environmental Values of Indigenous Peoples. Northwest Regional Conference on the Emerging International Economic Order.
  61. INDIGPRN.TXT - Declaration of Principles Adopted by the Indigenous Peoples - Prep Mtg of UNWGIP July, 1987
  62. INDIGSEC.TXT - A Case for the Setting Up of a Fully Operational Indigenous Peoples Secretariat - UNWGIP 19-30 June 1993
  63. INDIGYR.TXT - Indigenous People: A New Partnership 1993: The International Year
  64. INDINST.TXT - Background info on the Inter-American Indian Institute given to the 10th Session of the UNWGIP
  65. INDLND.TXT - WCIP -- Indigenous Philosophy and Land by Debra M. Hoggan, Ed. by Marie Smallface Marule
  66. INT.TXT - International Law and Politics: Toward a Right to Self-Determination for Indigenous Peoples
  67. INT_ECON.TXT - The New International Economic Order: A Promise or Peril for the Indigenous Peoples of the World 3/30/79
  68. INTCONV.TXT - The Need For International Conventions - A World Council of Indigenous Peoples Concept Paper - April, 1981
  69. IOIRD.TXT - Report and Statement by the Tribal Summit on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to the UNWGIP 10th Session, July 1992
  70. IPPM_4.TXT - Statement of the Indigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meeting at the UNWGIP 12th Session, 24 July 1994
  71. IPPM_87.TXT - Indigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meeting Declaration of Principles submitted to the UNWGIP 5th Session, July 1987
  72. ISWG_96.TXT - UN Inter-Sessional Working Group on a Draft Declaration's report to the Commission on Human Rights - 4 January 1996
  73. LISN_DEC.TXT - League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations of the Western Hemisphere Draft Declaration of Principles
  74. LNDRIGHT.TXT - WCIP - Land Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, International Agreements and Treaties, Land Reform and Systems of Tenure
  75. MAIVAN.TXT - Statement of Maivan C. Lam to the UNWGIP 7/21/93 in response to US and Swedish delegation's statements on the definition of "Self-Determination" in the Universal Declaration
  76. MOSCOW93.TXT - Toward the Coexistance of Nations and States, remarks by Rudolph C. Rÿser before the Moscow Conference on Indigenous Peoples' Rights Sept. 13-18, 1993
  77. NETHR-93.TXT - Statement by the Netherlands at the UNWGIP 11th Session - Report of the Advisory Committee on Human Rights and Foreign Policy
  78. NETHRLND.TXT - Indigenous Peoples in the Netherlands Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation. Official Government Memorandum.
  79. OBSRVSTM.TXT - US Observer Delegation's Statement to the UNWGIP - July 26, 1994, delivered by Miriam Sapiro, U.S. State Department, Legal Affairs
  80. ON_PLACE.TXT - On Place - Remarks by Rudolph C. Rÿser at the National Grant-Makers' Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct 27-30, 1994
  81. REPORT11.TXT - Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its Eleventh Session to the Commission on Human Rights Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities - August 1993
  82. REPORT12.TXT - Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its Twelfth Session to the Commission on Human Rights Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities - August 1994
  83. RPT12COR.TXT - Corrigendum to the Report of the Working Group's 12th Session (REPORT12.TXT)
  84. REPORT13.TXT Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its Thirteenth Session to the Commission on Human Rights Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities - August 1995
  85. REPORT14.TXT - Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its Fourteenth Session to the Commission on Human Rights Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities - July-August 1996
  86. RPT14COR.TXT - Corrigendum to the Report of the Working Group's 14th Session (REPORT14.TXT)
  87. RUSSELL.TXT - Declaration of the Fourth Russell Tribunal
  88. SALZBURG.TXT - Declaration of Salzburg Final Draft - World Uranium Hearings, Sept., 1992
  89. SHARON.TXT - Oral Intervention by Sharon Venne at UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. July 20, 1993
  90. SKIPPER.TXT - Statement of Kathryn Skipper of the US Delegation to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations July 21, 1993
  91. SLF-DTRM.TXT - Statement on Self-Determination by the Participants at the Indigenous Peoples Preparatory Meeting, prior to the '87 UNWGIP Session
  92. STANDARD.TXT - Statement by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Chairman of CWIS On Setting Standards in Connection with the Right of Indigenous Nations to Self-Determination - UNWGIP, 6 August 1987
  93. STATCRFT.TXT State Craft, Nations and Sharing Governmental Power by Rudolph C. Rÿser presented before the seminar on Arrangements for Self-Determination by Indigenous Peoples, February 1994
  94. STATEBRK.TXT - The Breakdown of States by Dr. Richard Griggs, Political Geographer, Cape Town University
  95. STATSOVR.TXT - Aboriginal Rights and the Sovereignty of Countries (including a case study of the Canadian Arctic) by Marc Denhez, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, June 1982
  96. SWEDEN.TXT - Statement by the Swedish Delegation to the 11th Session of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, July 20, 1993 - Geneva
  97. TECHREVW.TXT - Technical Review of the United Nations Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Note by the Secretariat - 5 April 1994 (Reviews Draft E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/29 (DRFT9329.TXT))
  98. TRANSNAT.TXT - Transnational Corporations and Their Effect on the Resources and Lands of Indigenous Peoples: Presented to Int. NGO Conf. on Indigenous Peoples and the Land
  99. TRIBSTAT.TXT - Tribal Political Status: Finding A Place for Indigenous Peoples in the Family of Nations, with an Addendum from a WCIP Concept Paper 1980
  100. TRNSCORP.TXT - Indigenous Homelands and Transnational Corporations - WCIP Paper by Tamara Broadhead, April 1981
  101. UN-FORUM.TXT - Statements at UNWGIP 12th Session re: Consideration of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples
  102. UN1514XV.TXT - U.N. Resolution 1514(XV) - Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
  103. UNCWIS88.TXT - Statement by Rudolph C. Rÿser to the UNWGIP in reference to the Study on the Significance of Indigneous Treaties.
  104. UNINTORG.TXT - Statements by the ILO, World Bank and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to the 10th Session of the UNWGIP - May 1992
  105. UNPO.TXT - Info sheet on the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, with info on how to receive UNPO News
  106. UNTRTSTD.TXT - UN Study on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Arrangements Between States and Indigenous Populations - First Progress Report - 25 Aug 1993
  107. UNTRTST2.TXT - 2nd Progress Report of the UN Study on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Arrangements Between States and Indigenous Populations - 31 July 1995
  108. UNWGIP93.TXT - Indian Nations & United States Debate Self-Determination and Self-Government at the United Nations - 1993 by Rudolph C. Rÿser
  109. USHELSNK.TXT - American Indian section of the Report of the Comm. on Security & Cooperation in Europe, "Fulfilling Our Promises: The U.S. and the Helsinki Final Act"
  110. USOBSERV.TXT - Non-verbatim Transcript of US Observer Delegation Meeting with Indian, Alaskan Native and Hawai'ian representatives to the UNWGIP Geneva, Switzerland 28 July, 1994
  111. WCIP_DEC.TXT - World Council of Indigenous Peoples' Declaration on Human Rights - 2nd General Assembly, Kiruna, Samiland - September 1977
  112. WCIPFISH.TXT - Indigenous Peoples Fishing Rights and Responsibilities by George Manuel, President, World Council of Indigenous Peoples - December 15, 1979
  113. WCIPINFO.TXT - The Formation of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples by Douglas Sanders, April 1980
  114. WGIPFUTR.TXT - Future Role of the Working Group: Note by the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations - 11th Session July 1993
  115. WGRPT-2.TXT - Draft Report of the Second Session of the Intersessional Working Group on a Draft Declaration - 1 November 1996
  116. WIPCE.TXT - World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education - December 1993 info and registration sheet - Wollongong, Australia
  117. WORLDBNK.TXT - The World Bank's New Indigenous Policy: A Change In International Development Strategies by Rudolph C. Rÿser 1982
  118. WRLDBANK.TXTF - The World Bank Tribal Policy: Criticisms & Recommendations by Professor John H. Bodley
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