A Work in Progress

In the spirit of contributing to a wider transparent process of dialogue, DBN Digital Broadcast Network is presenting a series of interviews and video clips recorded in 2001 at the following gatherings:

Emperatriz Cahuache Casado / Armstrong Wiggins / Marcial Arias García

Hemispheric Caucus of Representatives of Indigenous Populations
Guatemala City, January 24-26, 2001
Organized by the Government of the Republic of Guatemala and the Indigenous Council of Central America (CICA)

Indigenous Peoples Declaration

Indigenous Peoples' Summit of the Americas
Ottawa, Canada, March 28-31, 2001
Organized by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Matthew Coon Come
Matthew Coon Come

The Indigenous Peoples Summit of the Americas
Opening Remarks

Matthew Coon Come,
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (Canada)

Special Meeting of the Working Group
 to Prepare the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
OAS, Washington, D.C. April 2-6, 2001

Third Summit of the Americas
Quebec City, Canada, April 20-22, 2001

DBN transmitted live from the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Quebec City and from the Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, B.C. during the Third Summit of the Americas. Our programming which focused on Indigenous Peoples and Hemispheric Alliances was hosted by Kenneth Deer, Oscar Gonzalez and Woody Morrison.


Kenneth Deer / Oscar Gonzalez
Kenneth Deer, Mohawk, Kahnawake, Past Coordinator of the Indigenous Caucus at the United Nations in Geneva. Publisher/Editor of the newspaper The Eastern Door, Kanien' Keha:Ka Na'Kon:Ke Rontehnhohanonhnha

Oscar Gonzales - President of the Mexican Academy of Human Rights

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Hemispheric Alliances

We propose a debate between peoples and governments in both hemispheres - a virtual encounter between the eagle, the quetzal and the condor in order to advance the official recognition of Indigenous rights.

Lix Lopez
Lix Lopez

Mr. Lopez was a special guest during the taping of the Third Summit component filmed concurrently at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, Canada

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Statement By Armstrong Wiggins
To The Special Commission On Inter-American Summits Management

Washington, D.C., February 18, 2000
Source: Indian Law Resource Center

The Summit of the Americas Information Network, Second Summit of the Americas: Indigenous Populations

Indigenous Peoples Mandates from the
Third Summit of the Americas' Plan of Action

Followup to Indigenous Peoples Mandates

The Summit of the Americas Information Network (Home Page)


Index of Draft American Declaration | History | Proposed American Declaration | Working Document Comparing Proposed Declaration | Dialogue 2001 | Journey to the Summit | Third Summit of the Americas 2001 | Dialogue 2002 | Dialogue 2003 | Negotiations with Indigenous Representatives 2003 | Second Meeting of Negotiations 2004 | Third Meeting of Negotiations 2004 | Consolidated Text of Draft Declaration | Interactive Version of Consolidated Text

Draft American Declaration