World Council of Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)

Conseil mondial des peuples indigènes
Consejo Mundial de Pueblos Indigenas (CMPI)

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1975-10-31 Port Alberni BC Canada


31 Oct 1975, Port Alberni (Canada), at 1st International Congress of Indian Peoples. Ceased to exist.


Protect the rights, further the interests and ensure unity of indigenous peoples in accordance with their own cultures; facilitate exchange of information; strengthen political and cultural organizations of indigenous peoples; contribute in all ways to abolish the possibility of physical and cultural genocide and ethnocide; participate in combating racism; ensure political, economic and social justice to indigenous peoples; promote and support the principle of equality among indigenous peoples and the people of nations who may surround them.


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General Assembly of delegates accredited by member organizations (every 3 years) elects President, Vice-Presidents (one English-speaking the other Spanish-speaking), and Executive Council of 10, Regional Councils (5): U-XF0100 - Coordinadora Regional de Pueblos Indios de Centroamérica (CORPI); D-XD4178 - Indian Council of South America; D-XD0254 - Saami Council; U-XE5965 - WCIP Pacific Regional Council; U-XG9057 - WCIP Regional Council for North America.


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GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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