: An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice at the United Nations – United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2011

May 2011

A delegation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are attending the Tenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York between 16 and 27 May 2011. The Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPO) Network, to which VALS is a member, has produced the attached media release detailing what the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegation is currently undertaking at the UNPFII.



UNPFII Side Event: Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

VALS, the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia, the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement of South Australia and others ran a side event at the United Nations, 25 May 2011. See below for a copy of the powerpoint presentation and media release.


Frank (ALRM) Tammy (ALSWA) and Wayne (VALS) at the UNPFII 2011 RCIADIC side event.


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Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPO) Network Sorry Day Media Release and Statement to the Chair of the UNPFII


Also see below for media articles about the IPO delegation to the UNPFII below.