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Commission on Human Rights


  1. 1995-31.TXT - Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1995/31 - Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on Prevention ofDiscrimination and Protection of Minorities
  2. 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
  3. ISWG_96.TXT - E/CN.4/1996/84 UN Inter-Sessional Working Group on a Draft Declaration's report to the Commission on Human Rights - 4 January 1996

Human Rights Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities


  1. 89-12410.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1989/33/Add.3 UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Document 89-12410/0810B - Analytical observations on Draft Declaration by Japan, Norway, andUkranian SSR.
  2. 94-13218.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/31 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
  3. 95-12808.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/26 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
  4. 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
  5. DRAFT89.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1989/33 First Revised Text of the Draft Universal Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples - 1989 - 15 June 1989
  6. DRAFT93.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/26 UN Draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - June 1993
  7. DRFT9329.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/29 UN Draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - August 1993. Note: This is latest version of the Draft Declaration. Also released as E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/2/Add.1
  8. FOUR_DIR.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1987/NGO/3 The Uranium Industry and Indigenous Peoples of North America - Statement by the Four Directions Council before the Human Rights Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities
  9. HERITAGE.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/26/Annex.1 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
  10. REPORT11.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/29 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
  11. REPORT12.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/30 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
  12. RPT12COR.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/30/Corr.1 Corrigendum to the Report of the Working Group's 12 Session (REPORT12.TXT)
  13. REPORT13.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/24 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
  14. REPORT14.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1996/21 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
  15. RPT14COR.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1996/21/Corr.1 Corrigendum to the Report of the Working Group's 14th Session (REPORT14.TXT)
  16. TECHREVW.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/2 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))
  17. UNTRTSTD.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1992/32 First Progress Report of the UN Study on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Arrangements Between States and Indigenous Populations - 25 August 1992
  18. UNTRTST2.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/27 Second Progress Report of the UN Study on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Arrangements Between States and Indigenous Populations - 31 July 1995. Also available in PDF format.

Second Session of the Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on a Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - 1996


  1. WGRPT-2.TXT - E/CN.4/1996/WG.15/CRP.7 Draft Report of the Second Session of the Intersessional Working Group on a Draft Declaration - 1 November 1996

First Session of the Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on a Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - 1995


  1. 95-14322.TXT - E/CN.4/1995/WG.15/2 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
  2. 95-14327.TXT - E/CN.4/1995/WG.15/3 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
  3. 95-14332.TXT - E/CN.4/1995/WG.15/4 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
  4. 95-14402.TXT - E/CN.4/1995/WG.15/2/Add.1 Inter-Sessional Working Group on Draft Declaration 1st Session Document 95-14402 - Statements by Japan, Mexico, Morocco, and United States -- 13 November 1995
  5. AUS_95.TXT - E/CN.4/1995/WG.15/2/Add.2 "Self-Determination - The Australian Position", position paper by the Australian delegation to the UN Inter-Sessional Working Group on a Draft Declaration - 10 October 1995

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 14th Session - 29 July - 2 August 1996


  1. 96-12980.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1996/2 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
  2. 96-13037.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1996/2/Add.1 Statement by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission at the 14th Session of the UNWGIP re: A Definition of "Indigenous Peoples" - 28 June 1996
  3. 96-16746.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1996/3/Add.1 Health and Indigenous Peoples - Statments by the Four Directions Council, Coordinating Association of Indigenous Communities in El Salvador, CHIRAPAQ, Legal Committee on Self-Sufficient Development for the Autochthonous Peoples of the Andes, and the Indigenous Parliament of America - UNWGIP 14th Session 12 June 1996
  4. 96-16751.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1996/3 UNWGIP 14th Session Document 96-16751 - Health and Indigenous Peoples: Note by the Secretariat - 11 June 1996
  5. IMC-96.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1996/3/Add.2 Statement by the Indigenous Missionary Council to the 14th Session of the UNWGIP re: Impact of diseases on Indian Nations in Brazil - 28 June 1996

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 13th Session


  1. 95-12752.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/7/Add.1 UNWGIP 13th Session Document 95-12752 - Statements by Ethiopia, Myanmar, Niger, Sweden, and Zambia on the consideration of a permanent forum for Indigenous Peoples - 14 June 1995
  2. 95-12824.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/6 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
  3. 95-12894.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/7/Add.2 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
  4. 95-12910.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/4 UNWGIP 13th Session Document 95-12910 - "The Current Situation of the Tremembe people of Almofala" by the Tremembe of Almofala Indigenous Organization and "Ecology and Human Survival" by the Tupaj Katari Indian Movement
  5. 95-12914.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/7/Add.3 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
  6. 95-13053.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/5 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
  7. AGENDA13.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/1 and E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/1/Add.1 UNWGIP 13th Session Provisional Agenda and Annotations to the Provisional Agenda
  8. INDIGDEF.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1995/3 Note by the UNWGIP Chairperson-Rapporteur on criteria which might be applied when considering the concept of indigenous peoples - 21 June 1995

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 12th Session


  1. 94-12864.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/4 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
  2. 94-12876.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/7 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
  3. 94-12919.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/2 Statements by Ecuador and Panama re: Draft Declaration at 12th Session of UNWGIP - June 1994
  4. 94-13040.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/7/Add.1 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
  5. 94-13054.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/4/Add.1 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
  6. AGENDA12.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/L.1 & E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/1/Add.1 UNWGIP 12th Session Provisional Agenda and Annotations to the Provisional Agenda
  7. AIM-UN94.TXT - State of the International Confederation of Autonomous Chapters of the American Indian Movement at the UNWGIP 12th Session, 27 July 1994
  8. CANADA94.TXT - Canada's Statement at the 12th Session of the UNWGIP - July 1994
  9. CHTWOMEN.TXT - Statement by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Hill Women's Federation to the UNWGIP 12th Session - 27 July 1994
  10. DEWAN94.TXT - Statement by the Jumma Delegation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts to the UNWGIP 12th Session - 26 July, 1994
  11. ILRC94.TXT - Statement by the Indian Law Resource Center & National Congress of American Indians at UNWGIP 12th Session - July 1994
  12. INDIGDAY.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/9 Note by UNWGIP Secretariat on the International Day of Indigenous Peoples - July 1994
  13. IPPM_4.TXT - Statement of the Indigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meeting at the UNWGIP 12th Session, 24 July 1994
  14. JAPANCHT.TXT - Statement by the Japan Committee on Chittagong Hill Tracts Issues to the UNWGIP 12th Session - 28 July 1994
  15. LSCR_94.TXT - Statement by Jennifer Klimek, Co-Chair of the Lubicon Settlement Commission of Review at the UNWGIP 12th Session '94
  16. LUBICN94.TXT - Oral Intervention by Sharon Venne on Behalf of the Lubicon Cree (with attachments) at UNWGIP 12th Session '94
  17. OBSRVSTM.TXT - US Observer Delegation's Statement to the UNWGIP - July 26, 1994, delivered by Miriam Sapiro, U.S. State Department, Legal Affairs
  18. SINDHI.TXT - Statement by the World Sindhi Congress at the 12th Session of the UNWGIP
  19. TATAR94.TXT - Statement by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People at the 12th Session of the UNWGIP - July 1994
  20. TREATY6.TXT - Statement by the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations at the 12th Session of the UNWGIP - July 1994
  21. UN-FORUM.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1994/11/Add.1 Statements at UNWGIP 12th Session re: Consideration of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples
  22. UNHAWAI.TXT - Resolution Submitted to UNWGIP by Hawai'ian Nation re: The Right of Self-Determination and Independence - July 1994
  23. 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
  24. WSNC_1.TXT - Statement by the Western Shoshone National Council at UNWGIP 12th Session on Agenda Item #5
  25. WSNC_2.TXT - Statement by the Western Shoshone National Council at UNWGIP 12th Session on Agenda Item #6

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 11th Session


  1. ANTIGNCD.TXT - Declaration Against Genocide -- by the NGO's, Indigenous Nations, and Minority Groups at the UNWGIP. July 29, 1993
  2. CANADA11.TXT - Canada's Statement at the 11th Session of the UNWGIP
  3. COCA.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1993/6 Statment by the Tupay Katari movement on the importance of the coca plant to Andean nations at the 11th Session of the UNWGIP - July 1993
  4. CONIVE.TXT - Statement by the Venezuelan National Indian Council before the 11th Session of the UNWGIP
  5. GRENLAND.TXT - Statement by the Prime Minister of Greenland on Home Rule, before the 11th Session of the UNWGIP
  6. HMONG.TXT - Statement of the Hmong Nation before the 11th Session of the UNWGIP, July 19-31, 1993
  7. HUINAAUA.TXT - Intervention by Hui Na'auao (Coalition of Hawai'ian sovereignty organizations) at 11th Session of the UNWGIP
  8. INDIGSEC.TXT - A Case for the Setting Up of a Fully Operational Indigenous Peoples Secretariat - UNWGIP 19-30 June 1993
  9. 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
  10. MONTAG.TXT - Presentation to the UNWGIP by The Montagnard Foundation July 20, 1993
  11. NETHR-93.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1993/CRP.3 Statement by the Netherlands at the UNWGIP 11th Session - Report of the Advisory Committee on Human Rights and Foreign Policy
  12. REHOBOTH.TXT - On the Discrimination of the Rehoboth Basters - A paper to the UN by European immigrants to Namibia trying to claim to be "Indigenous Peoples"
  13. SHARON.TXT - Oral Intervention by Sharon Venne at UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. July 20, 1993
  14. SKIPPER.TXT - Statement of Kathryn Skipper of the US Delegation to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations July 21, 1993
  15. SUDAN.TXT - The Systematic Depopulation of Southern Sudan by Dr. Deng Dongrin Akuany - speech at UN WGIP July, 1993
  16. SWEDEN.TXT - Statement by the Swedish Delegation to the 11th Session of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, July 20, 1993 - Geneva
  17. TAIWAN.TXT - Report of the Alliance of Taiwan Aborigines - Presentation to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations July 16, 1993
  18. TAIWAN2.TXT - The Situations and Problems of Taiwan Indigenous People by Iohani - given before the UNWGIP on 28 July 1993
  19. UN-JUMMA.TXT - Statement by the Jumma Nation before the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, July, 1993
  20. UNWGIP93.TXT - Indian Nations & United States Debate Self-Determination and Self-Government at the United Nations - 1993 by Rudolph C. Rÿser
  21. W_SAHARA.TXT - UN Secretary-General Report on the Concerning Western Sahara May 26, 1993
  22. WGIPFUTR.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1993/8 Future Role of the Working Group: Note by the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations - 11th Session July 1993

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 10th Session


  1. 92-12449.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1992/3 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
  2. ATSIC.TXT - Statements by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission to the UNWGIP - July 1992
  3. COJPITA.TXT - Contamination of the Environment and Violation of the Human Rights - Statement by the Legal Commission of the Integration of Peoples Tawantinsuyana - COJPITA, UNWGIP - July 1992
  4. DEWAN.TXT - Mr. Ramendu Shekhar Dewan's [Spokesperson for the Jana Samhati Samiti] statement to the UNWGIP on Chittagong Hill Tracts - July 1992
  5. FINLAND.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1992/1 Statement by the Finnish Government and the Sami Parliament to the 10th Session of the UNWGIP - July 1992
  6. INDINST.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1992/5 Background info on the Inter-American Indian Institute given to the 10th Session of the UNWGIP
  7. IOIRD.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1992/3/Add.1 Report and Statement by the Tribal Summit on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to the UNWGIP 10th Session, July 1992
  8. MOSUL.TXT - On the Right Against Displacement - Statement by Sheik Salar Hassan Hafeed, Mosul Vilayet Council (Iraq), UNWGIP - 1992
  9. THAILAND.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1992/4 Information Received by the UNWGIP 10th Session from Thailand
  10. UNINTORG.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1992/2 Statements by the ILO, World Bank and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to the 10th Session of the UNWGIP - May 1992
  11. UN-AUST.TXT - Statement by Robert Tickner, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs before the 10th Session of the UNWGIP

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 8th Session


  1. DEWAN90.TXT - Statement by the Jumma Delegation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts to the UNWGIP 8th Session - 31 July, 1990

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 7th Session


  1. AOTEAROA.TXT - Statement by Maori representative Nganeko Kaihau Minhinnick to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations 1989
  2. HAWAII.TXT - Statement to UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations by Moanikeala Akaka on Hawai'ian Nation

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 6th Session


  1. 88-12368.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1988/2 UNWGIP 6th Session Document 88-12368/4446G - Statements by Byelorussia, Finland, Japan and the U.S.S.R. re: Draft Declaration
  2. 88-12395.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1988/5 UNWGIP 6th Session Document 88-12395/4328G - Statements by Four Directions Council, Inuit Circumpolar Conference and the International Commission of Jurists
  3. 88-12514.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1988/2/Add.1 UNWGIP 6th Session Document 88-12514/4686G Statements by Canada and the People's Republic of the Congo
  4. AUS_88.TXT - Statement by Mr. R Winroe on behalf of the Australian Observer Delegation under Item 6, Outline of a Study on the Significance of Treaties, Agreements and other Constructive Arrangements - UNWGIP 6th Session August 1988
  5. CANADA88.TXT - Canada's Statement at the 6th Session of the UNWGIP re: Draft Declaration
  6. ILO_88.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1988/3/Add.1 I.L.O. Statement to the UNWGIP 6th Session - Revision of Convention No. 107: Steps to Come, 30 June 1988
  7. KAREN.TXT - Statement by the Karen National Union at the UNWGIP re: Self-Determination
  8. MAORI_88.TXT - Statement by Nganeko Kaihau Minhinnick, Maori Representative to the UNWGIP 6th Session, August 1988
  9. MORRIS.TXT - Statement by Prof. Glenn T. Morris to UNWGIP on topic of standard setting -- Religious Freedom
  10. NSC_UN88.TXT - Statement by the Nordic Sami Council at the 6th Session of the UNWGIP - August 1988
  11. SAMI88.TXT - Statement by Dr. Atle Grahl-Madsen, Prof. of Public and International Law, University of Bergen, for the Nordic Sami Council re: The Sami Convention and treaty relations with Nordic states - UNWGIP Aug 1988
  12. TRET6_88.TXT - Statement submitted by the Treaty 6 Chiefs on Treaties and the Study of Treaties to the UNWGIP - August 1988
  13. UBCIC88.TXT - Statement of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs at the 6th Session of the UNWGIP - August 1988
  14. UNCWIS88.TXT - Statement by Rudolph C. Rÿser to the UNWGIP in reference to the Study on the Significance of Indigneous Treaties.

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 5th Session


  1. COTTIER.TXT - Statement by Chockie Cottier on Behalf of the Indigenous World Association - UNWGIP, August 1987
  2. INDIGPRN.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/1987/22/Annex.5 Declaration of Principles Adopted by the Indigenous Peoples - Prep Mtg of UNWGIP July, 1987
  3. IPPM_87.TXT - Indigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meeting Declaration of Principles submitted to the UNWGIP 5th Session, July 1987
  4. LOKONO87.TXT - Speech by representative of the Lokono Nation, Suriname before the UNWGIP 1987
  5. MERDEKA.TXT - Statement Concerning the Right of Self-Determination of the West Papuan People by the Free Papua Movement (OPM) at the UNWGIP Session #5, August 1987
  6. METIS87.TXT - Statement by the Metis National Council to the UNWIGP 5th Session, August 1987 - includes addendum: Background Notes on Historical Metis Land Rights
  7. PARKIPNY.TXT - The Indigenous Peoples Rights Question in Africa - Statement before UNWGIP by Moringe Parkipuny, Member of Parliament, Ngorongoro, Tanzania
  8. SLF-DTRM.TXT - Statement on Self-Determination by the Participants at the Indigenous Peoples Preparatory Meeting, prior to the '87 UNWGIP Session
  9. 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
  10. TISHYA87.TXT - Statement by the Venerable Bimal Tishya Bhikkhu on behalf of the people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts - UNWGIP August 1987
  11. UNION_BC.TXT - Remarks of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs before the 5th Session of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations 8/3/87

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 4th Session


  1. BANGRESP.TXT - Bangladesh Presentation to the UNWGIP in reply to the Submissions made by the Anti-Slavery Society and the Chittagong Hill Tracts Representative
  2. DEC_PRIN.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1985/WP.4/Add.4 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
  3. MOROCO85.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1985/WP.1/Add.1 Statement by Morocco at the UNWGIP 4th Session - April 1985
  4. SI_KAREN.TXT - Survival International Statement at UNWGIP '85, Human Rights Violations Against Ethnic Minorities in Burma
  5. SI_UN85.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1985/WP.4/Add.3 Survival International Statement at the UNWGIP '85, The Abuse of Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights and National Legislation: Case Study - India
  6. UN_WPAP1.TXT - Statement on threatening developments concerning the human rights of the West Papuan People to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, 1985
  7. UN_WPAP2.TXT - Statement by Mr. Juwana, observer from the Indonesian delegation in rebuttal to the West Papuan delegation's statement in UN_WPAP1.TXT
  8. UN_WPAP3.TXT - Statement of the Free Papua Movement in reply to the statement by Mr. Juwana in UN_WPAP2.TXT

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 3rd Session


  1. 1ST_NAT.TXT - Trusteeship and Self-Determination - Submitted to the UN by The Coalition of First Nations & IITC
  2. CHT_UN84.TXT - Report by the Anti-Slavery Society on the Chittagong Hill Tracts to the UNWGIP 3rd Session - 1984
  3. FWP20884.TXT - International Standards for Indigenous Rights: Statement by CWIS Before 3rd Session of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations 8/1/84
  4. IBALOI.TXT - Report by a Member of the Ibaloi People of the Philippines to the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, 1984
  5. MAPUCHE.TXT - Report on the Present Situation of the Mapuche in Chile - Presented to the UNWGIP, 27 July 1984
  6. NUXALK.TXT - Statement of the Nuxalk Nation to the UN on the Definition of "Indigenous Populations"
  7. W_PAPUA.TXT - Statement on behalf of the Free Papua Movement (West Papuan People's Movement for Freedom and Independence) to the UN Commission on Human Rights

U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Peoples 1st Session


  1. 82-11964.TXT - E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1982/R.1 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

International Labour Organization Documents and Submissions


  1. AINU.TXT - A Statement of Opinion Regarding the Partial Revision of ILO Convention No. 107 by The Ainu Association of Hokkaido
  2. 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
  3. ILO_169.TXT - I.L.O. Convention 169 -- Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries - 1989

Other Indigenous Related U.N. Documents and Submissions


  1. DAYPEACE.TXT - Speech by Chief Leon Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee to the UN General Assembly supporting a Worldwide Day of Peace - 24 October 1985
  2. DECOLON.TXT - Indigenous Overview of Decolonization: Remarks before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization by the World Council of Indigenous Peoples
  3. DEGA.TXT - Human Rights Violations - The People of the Dega Republic by the Montagnard/Dega International Human Rights Committee, presented to the UN Workshop on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 1993
  4. ELDERUN.TXT - The Statement of the Sto:Lo Nation's Elders to the UN General Assembly 8/29/82
  5. LILLOOET.TXT - The Stl'atl'imx Nation's submission for membership into the United Nations
  6. UN-RES.TXT - United Nations Resolution 34/40 on East Timor - 21 November 1979
  7. UN1514XV.TXT - U.N. Resolution 1514(XV) - Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
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