International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organisation of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.
IITC’s programme priorities are:
Establishment of International Standard, in particular:
• Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
• The adoption of a strong Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples by the Organization of American States.
• Implementation of an effective plan of action for the 2nd International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Responding to threats and violation of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, particularly:
1. Sovereignty, Self Determination and Free Prior and Informed Consent’
2. Health & Environmental Impacts of Nuclear and Toxic Contamination, Mining, Drilling, Dams, Deforestation and Climate Change;
3. Food Sovereignty and Subsistence Rights;
4. Racism and Racial Discrimination;
5. Violations of Treaty, Land & Water Rights;
6. Cultural Rights, Sacred Areas, Religious Freedom & Traditional Knowledge;
7. Indigenous Women and Children’s Rights
8. Economic Globalization and “free trade”;
9. Militarism and State Repression.
IITC is an indigenous network and does not develop or implement projects.