Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Antonio Gonzalez: Columbus Day v. Indigenous Peoples Day






Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, Oct. 9, 2009.


Guest, Antonio Gonzalez (Tony), AIM-WEST Director, has coordinated Community Outreach, Research & Documentation for 12 years. As U.N. Liaison Officer, Tony coordinates Treaty Council participation at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva -- and works with the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations to complete the Universal Declaration on the Rights & Principles of Indigenous Peoples - a document that will establish a standard for countries to co-exist with Indigenous Peoples. He has also met with world leaders to discuss Indigenous sovereignty, environmental degradation, religious freedom, torture and political persecution


As a Vietnam combat veteran, Tony lived the horror of war and was inspired to work for human rights. He is committed to building unity among Indigenous peoples of all colors by emphasizing their shared history and common vision for the future.


For more information: www.aimwest.info or 415-577-1492

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