The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is a high-level advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. The Forum was established on 28 July 2000 by with the mandate to deal with indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health, and human rights.
Andrea Carmen (Yaqui) from the International Indian Treaty Council was there in the beginning, and in this radio program, she tells us all about the history of the forum, the present state of the forum, and the forum of tomorrow.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Andrea Carmen (Yaqui Nation)
Photo: Shaldon Ferris and Andrea Carmen at Rising Voices Conference (2017)
Music: Whispers, by Ziibiwan, used with permission