Update on the new American Council of Indigenous Peoples

l-r: Hugo Tacuri, Brooklyn Rivera, and President Clément Chartier

April 15, 20118, Ottawa, ON – President Chartier today arrived from Lima, Peru where he attended the V Indigenous Leaders Summit of the Americas, which coincided with the VIII Summit of the Americas, held every three years by the Organization of American States. At this year’s Indigenous Summit, as previously reported, Indigenous Leaders from South, Central and North America, along with the Caribbean established a new body, the American Council of Indigenous Peoples.

The eight (8) member Executive Council which was mandated to select a President, Vice-President and Secretary from amongst themselves selected Clément (Clem) Chartier from Canada for President, Hugo Tacuri from Peru for Vice-President and Brooklyn Rivera from Nicaragua for Secretary. It will be their task, along with the other five (5) Executive Council members to develop a draft constitution, establish a Head Office in Ottawa and organize a General Assembly in 2020 at which time elections for the three Executive Council members will be held.

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