On behalf of the IITC Board of Directors,
I want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone, including our staff, supporters and allies. Your hard work, solidarity and generosity helped us to make IITC’s work in 2022 successful, with historic advances that will take us into the future in a good way. We continued to support the efforts of grass-roots Indigenous communities to rebuild their resiliency after the pandemic through community-based food sovereignty projects and advanced the development of our Jackie Warledo Research center in our Tucson Office with documents and photos spanning 50 years of the Indigenous Peoples rights movement for use by students, teachers, UN bodies, film makers and other researchers. Despite recent sad losses, including staff member Chris Honahnie in December 2022 and IITC Vice President Hinewirangi Kohu in February 2023, we are committed to continuing our work in support of Indigenous Peoples’ struggles to defend their lands, Treaties, environmental health, food systems, climate justice and ways of life in the coming year. n nIt continues to be an honor to serve our Peoples in this way. n nAy Hy, Ron Lameman, IITC Board President, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty No. 6 Territory
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, 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, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands. n nEl Consejo Internacional de Tratados Indios (CITI) es una organización de Pueblos Indígenas del Sur, Centro y Norteamérica, el Caribe y el Pacífico, que trabaja por la soberanía y la libre determinación de los Pueblos Indígenas, así como el reconocimiento y protección de los derechos indígenas, tratados, culturas tradicionales y tierras sagradas.