UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

As the first conference in Canada to feature the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), MACMUN was proud to have it return again in 2019. First established in 2000, this committee’s mandate is to discuss how various issues, from social and economic development to environment and health, relate to Indigenous peoples and Indigenous rights. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), is the leading international document outlining the distinct collective rights of Indigenous peoples. The principles outlined by UNDRIP guide the discussions and actions of the UNPFII.

In this session, delegates explored two topics:

1.    Indigenous Rights to Land and Self-Determination


2.    The Status of Indigenous Education

Staff Members

Emily Ranta
Sammie Dhillon
Masa Hamwi
Crisis Analyst
William Li
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McMaster sits on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, which was acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt. That wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.


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