Join the Parliament for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Parliament of the World's Religions encourages you to attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, where our friends at The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples (SGF) are planning a number of events. The activities that SGF is planning, particularly the pre-session training session, are ideal for first-time participants at the United Nations -- Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The side events offer exciting discussions on important issues that will focus on the major themes of the PFII. The PFII is scheduled at the United Nations in New York City from April 16th, 2018 through April 27th, 2018.

We are especially excited to announce that the Parliament is co-sponsoring an expert panel discussion on April 19th. Join us and our friends at SGF for Indigenous Peoples’ Collective Rights, Lands & Territories on April 19th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm on the 2nd floor of 777 UN Plaza (44th and 1st Avenue) Church Center Building, New York. A dinner buffet will be offered and the discussion will be translated in English and Spanish. Download the event flyer here!

Can't make it on the 19th? You can find a number of other events by SGF listed below. 


SGF Sponsored Events

  • April 11 – Webinar: Indigenous Voices: Using Video for Advocacy & Evidence

(Co-sponsored with Witness and Sandra Creamer Consultancy)
Time: 3pm – 4pm EST
Tickets / Registration: using-video- for-advocacy- evidence/

  • April 13 & 14 – Training & Technical Assistance Convening: Our Rights & Responsibilities - An Indigenous Peoples’ Capacity Building in International Advocacy & Diplomacy

(Co-sponsored/Coordinated with the Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus)
Location: 2nd floor, 777 UN Plaza (44th and 1 st Avenue) Church Center Building, New York
Time: 8:30am – 5pm Friday, 8:30am – 12pm Saturday
Translation: Spanish, English, French
Breakfast & Lunch each day

  • April 16 - Expert Panel – Side Event: Mandate of the Indigenous Peoples (Special event w/ Tonatierra)

Location: 2nd floor, 777 UN Plaza (44th and 1 st Avenue) Church Center Building, New York
Time: 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Translation: Spanish, English

  • April 16 - Skill-sharing on Grant-making - Hosted by Ford Foundation – coordinated by Amazon Watch

Location: Ford Foundation, 1440 Broadway, NY (enter on 40th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue)
Times Square Room, 19th Floor
Time: 3:30pm-6pm

  • April 16 – Expert Panel – Side Event: Indigenous Peoples' Sacred Relationships to Lands and Territories, and a Reception celebrating Seventh Generation Fund's ECOSOC Status

Location: 2nd floor, 777 UN Plaza (44th and 1st Avenue) Church Center Building, New York
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Translation: Spanish, English
Reception, Refreshments

  • April 18 – Expert Panel – Side Event: Indigenous Voices: Alternative Strategies to deal with Human Rights Violations (Special Event: co-sponsored with Witness and Sandra Creamer Consultancy)

Location: to be determined
Time: 1:15pm – 2:45pm event

  • April 18 – Expert Panel and Dialogue Event: Haudenosaunee Influence on the Women’s Rights

Movement – Then & Now (Special Fundraising Event: American Indian Law Alliance)
Location: Jerome Green Hall, Room 106, Columbia University, 435 West 116th St, New York
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Tickets: haudenosaunee-influence- womens-rights- movement-now- april-18- 2018/
Cost: $20 purchase tickets

Please note that events inside the UN and pre-trainings will require registration.



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