The Center for World Indigenous Studies has been invited and has accepted to "partner" with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Nairobi Work Program. The Nairobi Work Program Program focuses on adaptation, assessment methodologies, and the range of vulnerabilities appropriate to local, regional and international environments. You are invited to join this process.
What this means: The Center for World Indigenous Studies, as a part of its efforts to address food security, climate refugees, land tenure policies and implementation of relevant parts of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. CWIS research and policy development outcomes in these and related issues will then be documented and reported by the UNFCCC-Nairobi Work Program and shared with partners as well as states' government parties, international non-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, research institutes and the in-country private sector.
The Center is uniquely positioned due to our emphasis on indigenous peoples to contribute to this process in ways that can directly benefit indigenous peoples as well as promote constructive and cooperative efforts to advance adaptation policies and practices with states' governments.
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