The 22nd session of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations (UNWGIP) will take place from 19th to 23rd July 2004 in the Palais des Nations at the United Nations in Geneva.
Every year over 1,000 Indigenous Peoples from all over the planet travel to the U.N. (Geneva) to tell the world what’s happening in their lives, in their communities, and in the world, from their own unique (and very different) perspectives.
This is one of a very few U.N. conferences NOT dominated by governments or corporations, Indigenous Peoples themselves initiated UNWGIP.
The conventional broadcast media do not cover this conference, this year it will be different, if you have any kind of media related skill, please respond to this posting.
For eight years now comprehensive independent video-documentation of this conference has been facilitated from Bristol, over 200 hours of video-footage recording thousands of Indigenous People speaking at the U.N. has been acquired to date, this "archive" needs to be utilised in ways which everybody can benefit from.
In past years groups of local people have traveled to UNWGIP over-land in estate cars and minibuses, it is hoped that more people from the South-west will attend this year.
All local activists interested in cooperating towards getting a group to UNWGIP in July, and who have an interest in Indigenous Peoples, the environment, human-rights, all forms of local and global development etc, please respond to this posting.
Transport in the form of a safe and reliable minibus, or estate cars, needs to be organised also