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Winter Webinar Series: Campaigning for the rights and survival of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

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    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 00:00

    Winter Webinar Series: Campaigning for the rights and survival of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

    Amnesty photo exhibit on Indigenous Peoples in ColombiaJoin us on March 20th at 7:00 p.m EST
     

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    Did you know that more than a third of Indigenous peoples in the South American country of Colombia are threatened with extermination, amidst a lethal mix of armed conflict and the rush to exploit natural resources in ares inhabited by Indigenous communities?

    That’s why the Kankuamo Indigenous woman at right agreed to be photographed with her handwritten message to Canadians: “We want to live in peace on our land.”

    Canadians have a vital role to play in creating pressure to defend the survival of the Kankuamo and other endangered Indigenous peoples, particularly given the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and Canadian resource extraction projects in Colombia.

    AI Canada's Campaigner for the Americas, Kathy Price, recently returned from a mission to Colombia organized to respond to urgent appeals from Indigenous Peoples threatened with destruction. Kathy will share moving stories of repression, resistance and courage on the front lines of this emergency, together with a variety of important and exciting ways that you can take action to insist that Canada is part of the solution, not the problem.

    We will also be joined by Saskatchewan Amnesty activist Gord Barnes and Amnesty Canada Campaigner on the Human Rights of Indigenous People, Craig Benjamin. They will discuss how the Colombia campaign links with Amnesty’s work in partnership with Indigenous peoples in Canada and opportunities for collaboration at the local level.

    As the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia has stated so poignantly, the survival of Indigenous peoples in Colombia is in all of our hands. Pressure from Canada is crucial.

    We will discuss this and much more, including how you can get involved in our Week of Action in May. Starts promptly at 7:00 pm EST.  One hour.

    Sign up here for the Webinar, on GotoMeetings

    After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

    Note the following system requirements:

    • PC-based attendees:  Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
    • Mac®-based attendees:  Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
    • Mobile attendees:  iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet