ISAPD Attends the United Nations and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Series (UNRIPS) Session

Bottom Center: ISAPD member Anjelica S. Gallegos, Greenberg Fellow Diego A. Tituana, UNRIPS Board member Dr.Cunningham and various undergraduate, graduate, and PhD Yale scholars.

On October 11th 2019, ISAPD member, Anjelica S. Gallegos attended the United Nations Rights of Indigenous Peoples Series (UNRIPS) session in New York City.

Yale Greenberg Fellow and Ecuadorian Foreign Service Diplomat, Diego A. Tituana, led a group of Yale scholars actively working on Indigenous issues in a variety of fields to the United Nations headquarters. The scholars had the opportunity to converse with UNRIPS Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli – Corpuz and current UNRIPS board member and past Chair, Dr.Myrna Cunningham. Tituana, Corpuz and Cunningham assisted in the United Nation’s approval of 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Language.

The United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly in 2007 and can be viewed here.This inaugural UNRIPS session is the beginning of an ongoing series for students interested in Indigenous knowledge and rights to attend future UNRIPS events.