The Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action calls for expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals interested in participation in a workshop on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
This workshop will be of interest to participants in the Indigenous Peoples Organisations meetings and others who have an interest in, and knowledge of, the relevant human rights or indigenous rights structures at the national and international levels.
The workshop is being held in Brisbane on 28 and 29 April 2011, so urgent responses are needed.
Participants will be responsible for their own costs of attendance.
This workshop will undertake to develop effective strategies for implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the report on Australia by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The outcomes from this workshop will be presented to the Indigenous Peoples Organisations for consideration and endorsement. It will also be circulated widely amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for responses.
There are only limited places so early responses are recommended to ensure a place in the workshop.
Workshop sessions will be led by experts including:
Les Malezer, FAIRA Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Brian Wyatt, National Native Title Council (Invitation has also been sent to Megan Davis, Member of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues)
Please reply to this email with your expression of interest or send to to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. For any further information please call Les Malezer on mobile 0419 710720.
Please note that this workshop is happening in April to ensure that strategic information is available before the next session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and to coincide with Australia’s response to the UN Human Rights Council on the Universal Periodic Review of Australia.
Les MalezerChairperson, FAIRA