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“International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples”(video)

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Open Society Foundation held an international expert online discussion on the topic “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples ”. At the event, representatives of the world's indigenous peoples spoke out in support of the Crimean Tatar people and stated the importance of consolidating and using UN mechanisms to realize their rights. Ukrainian experts stressed the need for legal regulation of the status of indigenous peoples in Ukraine.

The event was attended by:

Eskender Bariiev, Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, member of  Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people (moderator);

Refat Chubarov, Chairman of  Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People;

Phoolman Chaudhary, Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues;

Rodion Sulyandziga, member of EMRIP, representative of the Udege indigenous people;

Oliver Loode, Member of  Advisory Committee of Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) (2014-2016);

Damon Gerard Corrie, Heir to the hereditary chieftain of the eagle clan of the Lokono-Arawak tribal nation of North Eastern Amazonia, South America;

Pavel Sulyandziga, member of Board of International Coalition«Indigenous People Rights International», representative of the indigenous Udege people; 

Tai Pelli, Officer of the United Confederation of Taíno People and Co-founder of the Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization;

Dr. Vasavi Kiro, FIMI/International Indigenous women, Forum (going on) founder CEO, TORANG TRUST EX member Jharkhand state Commission of Women Coordinator Indigenous women India Network (I WIN);;

Dr. Yelena Arabadzhi, Head of  National-Cultural Karaite Society “Jamaat”;

Andriy Yurash, Director of the Department of Religin and and Nationalities of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine;

Dr. Borys Babin, professor, PhD, expert of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center;

Aleksei Tsykarev, member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (video message - attached below);

Vyacheslav Lombrozo, representative of the Krymchak people (video message - attached below).

Participants in the expert online discussion discussed the current challenges for indigenous peoples in Crimea and in the world, Significance of Celebrating the “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and the process of developing International Standards for Indigenous Peoples' Rights. The experts also paid attention to the topic of a roadmap for Ukraine on indigenous issues and preparing for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032 as an opportunity for Ukraine and its indigenous peoples.

The speakers stressed the need to consolidate and use UN mechanisms to exercise their rights. A number of experts in their presentations highlighted the need to ensure the continuity of knowledge and experience among young indigenous peoples. The participants also discussed the methods and experiences of the world's indigenous peoples in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Ukrainian experts in their speeches emphasized the importance and necessity of legal regulation of the status of indigenous peoples in Ukraine.

In subsequent publications, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center will publish statements and speeches of experts. Follow our news.

The event was organized by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Open Society Foundation.

Video message from Aleksei Tsykarev, member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, for the international expert online discussion “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for Protection the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”:

Video message from  Vyacheslav Lombrozo, representative of the Krymchak people, for the international expert online discussion “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for Protection the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ”

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