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North American Indigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

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North American Indigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples


The North American Indigenous Peoples' Caucus (NAIPC) invites you to attend the North American Indigenous Peoples’ Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to take place in the Kumeyaay Territory (now commonly called “San Diego, California”) at the Sycuan Resort, February 28 - March 1, 2013.

This two-day meeting creates the opportunity for Indigenous Peoples and Nations to discuss and develop positions to advance forward in relation to the upcoming United Nations High Level Plenary to be called a World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP).

The General Assembly decided to organize a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, to be held in September 2014, in order to share perspectives and best practices of the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples, including to pursue the objectives of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) (UNGA resolution A/C.3/65/L.22/Rev.1)

Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and most meals. Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. The Sycuan Resort has 80 rooms, which are being discounted to $106.92 (tax included) per night (standard rate is $169.00) for the event. To reserve your room, call the reservations line directly at (619) 219-6028 or call the toll free number at (800) 457-5568. Mention that you are with NAIPC. For more information about the Sycuan Resort, please check out their website at: www.sycuanresort.com. The deadline for room reservations is February 11, 2013 so please reserve your room early.

Alternative lodging can be found in the area including a Super 8, 471 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA, 92020 (1-855-799-6862). Please note that special rates have not been negotiated with any hotels other than the Sycuan Resort.

If you plan to attend the North American Indigenous Peoples’ Preparatory Meeting for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, please register soon so we can get an accurate count of the number of participants to the meeting. Please register as soon as possible, and no later than February 22, 2013 at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5180499012

Participants are responsible for making copies any materials they wish to distribution at the meeting.

Please note that a separate registration process is available for the North American Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Preparatory Meeting to be held at the same location on and March 2 to 3, 2013. Please register at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5174280412

Further details will be provided via the NAIPC listserve. You can subscribe to the NAIPC listserve at the following link: http://lists.nativeweb.org/listinfo.cgi/naipc-list-nativeweb.org

For additional information please contact NAIPC Co-Coordinators -
Debra Harry at: dharry | ipcb ! org
Arthur Manuel at: amanuel | telus ! net

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