The United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, an indigenous Filipina activist, as its new Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, according to a report by Tebtebba, the NGO she founded.
Tebtebba, the Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education, said the selection of Tauli-Corpuz, which the UN has not released, has been confirmed by UN Human Rights Council President Boudelaire Ndong Ella and will be formally announced on March 28.
Press release from the Maori Party congratulating Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on this appointment here.
Here is the release:
Media Release_KBIC 9-26-12
Above is the media release from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in regards to a recent report released by the United Nations.The full report is available at here. A UN news release is available here.
Here (Media release. Bad River 5.2.2012):
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa recently collaborated on a Statement of Information submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples documenting concerns about the activities of multinational mining corporations in Anishinabe territories. The Statement of Information is available here http://www.badriver-nsn.gov/images/stories/docs/activities_anishinaabeg.pdf.
Today, members of the Bad River Band Council are attending a consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur in Mission, South Dakota. Representatives from Keweenaw Bay Indian Community plan to attend another consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur later this month.