As well as taking part in group sessions on UNESCO’s activities, the fellows will work individually with Programme Specialists on projects that are of interest to indigenous peoples including cultural diversity, gender equality, languages etc. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to develop project proposals for their communities and discuss them with UNESCO staff. The Indigenous Fellowship Programme is organized annually in concert with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
It is extremely important that Tibetan and other ethnic minority peoples who are currently facing severe discrimination apply. They need greater representation in the United Nations as China and other totalitarian regimes are undermining their rights to a sovereign cultural and religious heritage.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here