Outcome document from seminar on indigenous autonomy and self-government
To create a room for indigenous peoples to discuss and analyse their experiences around autonomy and self-government, the international seminar "Right to Autonomy and Indigenous Self-Government as a manifestation of the Right to Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples" was held on March 11, 12 and 13, 2019 in Mexico.
Indigenous representatives from Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, México, USA, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Finland, Russia, Kenya, Nepal, India and Philippines, attended the seminar. In total, 80 people participated in the conference and had a three-day schedule where they worked intensely in a programme divided into thematic tables. The last half-day was devoted to discussing conclusions and drafting recommendations to advance a joint strategy for effective implementation of the right to self-determination of indigenous peoples.
The outcome is this document that summarises the main findings, discussions and conclusions that were addressed over the course of the seminar.