This year I’m also focusing on calling for a study into the ongoing dispossession of Indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands and waters.
In 2011 my focus was women and violence. With the massacres of invasion and dispossession experienced directly by my grand-parents parents, this brutality is part of our very recent past. So it continues to impact on our communities through high levels of intergenerational trauma and violence towards women, which is worse in communities where there is a greater breakdown of our culture.
The Permanent Forum also offers Opportunity to link up and work together with other Indigenous Peoples.
I’d recommend that you ensure you attend your national and regional caucuses which both usually meet daily in the morning prior to the sessions, they can advise on how to submit your interventions and enable you to contribute to national and regional Interventions.
Presentation to United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues by ARC
Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPO) Network Press Release