Move to Amend Reports Features Alyssa Macy This Week

August 4, 2014

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This week we talk with Alyssa Macy about her work with the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), 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. She is working to connect Treaty Issues to the work of the Pacific Northwest Social Forum and to engage Indigenous Peoples from the region.

Alyssa is of Wasco, Navajo, and Hopi descent and a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. She has over 15 years of political experience at the grassroots, national and international levels. In 2004, Alyssa led the National Congress of American Indians Native Vote, the first national non-partisan effort to engage Native American voters. As the National Political Director for the Center for Civic Participation/National Voice she focused on building political capacity for non-profit organizations for several years and left in 2006 to run the Minnesota Democratic Farm Labor statewide Native vote effort. She was an integral player in formalizing the American Indian Caucus with the Wisconsin Democratic Party, serving as the Vice President, and has led a number of statewide campaigns in the state. Her political work extends into the international arena through her work with the IITC, where she currently serves as a representative and communications focal point for the Indigenous Global Coordinating Group for the 2014 UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and working with the Pacific Northwest Social Forum to connect Treaty Issues to the work of the PNWSF and to engage Indigenous Peoples from the region.

To learn more about the International Indian Treaty Council, visit www.iitc.org.

For information about the Pacific Northwest Social Forum, visit www.pnwsf.org.

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