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Climate Change and the Inherent and Treaty Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Food Sovereignty, Culture and Health

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350. Paris France (map)

Organizers: North America Caucus of the IIPFCC; International Indian Treaty Council (IITC).

Indigenous Peoples of North America are consistent in their position that respect for the inherent and treaty rights are key to confronting the challenges of the global climate crises. In this session, indigenous experts will present their views linking climate change with food sovereignty, culture and health issues.

A Q&A session will follow.


  • Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, International Indian Treaty Council;
  • Chief Wilton Littlechild, Ermineskin Cree Nation (Alberta, Canada; International Chief, Treaties 6, 7 and 8; UN Expert Mechainsm on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples member; Western European and Other Groups (WEOG) Region;
  •   Rochelle Diver, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Minnesota, USA).

Moderator: Grand Chief Edward John, Tl'azt'en Nation (British Columbia, Canada); North America expert member; UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples.

Location: Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Roberto Borrero,