- International Indian Treaty Council
- Stockholm Convention | Conference of Parties (COP6)
- International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), and the International Indigenous Women’s Initiative on Environmental and Reproductive Health are co-hosting a webinar on how we can take action using the United Nations Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Treaty) and other U.N. mechanisms to protect the reproductive health and well-being of Indigenous women.
This two hour training and discussion webinar was Recorded 4/18/2013.
We extend a special invitation to participants in the two International Indigenous Women’s Symposiums on Environmental and Reproductive Health as well as anyone interested in the Conference of Parties (COP 6) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS) which will take place April-May 2013 in Geneva. This will be an opportunity to learn about the effects of POPs on the health of Indigenous Women in the Arctic and other regions and to provide input to the Indigenous women who will attend COP6.
This training will address:
- The Stockholm Convention: why Indigenous Peoples got involved, what we achieved, and where we go from here;
- how to achieve progress by adding new chemicals to the banned list (with case studies about how we achieved global bans on such chemicals as lindane and endosulfan);
- how POPs affect Indigenous women’s health in the Arctic and other regions;
- a rights-based approach based on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other international standards, and work to halt the US production and export of banned pesticides;
- and work with Countries, Indigenous Peoples, NGO Allies and the UN system to create change and ensure accountability.
- Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation, Executive Director of International Indian Treaty Council;
- Pamela Miller, Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics;
- Jackie Warledo, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, International Indian Treaty Council trainer and a participant in the drafting process of the Stockholm Convention;
- Vi Waghiyi, St. Lawrence Island Yupik of the Native Village of Savoonga, Environmental Health and Justice Program Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.
The discussion period during the second hour is open for participants’ questions, answers, comments and other input.