Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Organizations
2, 3 y 4 de Noviembre
“The Encounter of the Condor, the Quetzal and the Eagle”
The Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Organizations -prior to the IV Summit of the American States- which will take place from October 30 to November 1º of 2005, in the City of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
IV Summit is called for by the
At the national level, the organizing of the Continental Summit is being carried out by a Local Operating Committee.
One of the Objectives of the Continental Summit is that the content of the resulting Declaration be legally binding for Indigenous Peoples and urges and commits the States to fully respect it as well. That rights are not denied and the States commits to: to elaborate and implement legal measures jointly with Indigenous Peoples in the decision making process. The agenda items of the Continental Summit are:
Other outstanding issues that affect Indigenous Peoples are the International Agreements such as the ALCA, CAFTA, TLC, NAFTA, MERCOSUR, these are important issues for the future of our Peoples.
The Continental Summit is a tool to move forward and provide continuity to the processes already initiated by the various Indigenous organizations in the indigenous continental movement with clear objectives; specially since the States are the responsible structural bodies excluding Indigenous Peoples in the Public Politics.
The States should
not just showcase Indigenous Peoples as a cultural
exhibits, to the contrary. We should arrive at the IV Summit
Executive Secretary Continental Summit of Indigenous and Peoples Organizations
Lavalle 437 4º “B” (1047) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Tel./Fax: (0054) 11 4326 - 2940
Secretaría Cumbre Continental de Pueblos y Organizaciones Indígenas