The Executive Director of the International Indian Treaty Council
Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Indian Nation, has been a staff member of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) since 1983 and IITC’s Executive Director since 1992. In 1977, IITC was the first Indigenous organization to receive Consultative Status from the UN Economic and Social Council and in 2011 was the first to be upgraded to “General…
Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Indian Nation, has been a staff member of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) since 1983 and IITC’s Executive Director since 1992. In 1977, IITC was the first Indigenous organization to receive Consultative Status from the UN Economic and Social Council and in 2011 was the first to be upgraded to “General Consultative Status”.
Andrea has many years’ experience working with Indigenous communities from North, Central, South America and the Pacific.
She was a founding member of the Indigenous Initiative for Peace and participated as a human rights observer and mediator in crises situations in the US, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Ecuador. In 1997, she was one of two Indigenous representatives to formally address the UN General Assembly for the first time in history at the UN Earth Summit +5.
Andrea has served as an advisor, board member and/or Steering Committee member for the World Council of Churches, the North American Indigenous Peoples Bio-Diversity project, the First Nations Development/Eagle Staff Fund Native Food Systems Initiative, the US Human Rights Network US UPR Project, and First Peoples World Wide.
Andrea was founding co-coordinator for the Chickaloon Village Tribal Environmental Program, and served on the Indigenous Environmental Network National Council and the Calvert Group Social Investment Advisory Council.
She a member of the Social Investment Forum’s Indigenous Peoples’ Working Group and a board member of First Peoples Worldwide.
Andrea has conducted over 100 trainings and presentations for Indigenous communities and Peoples, UN bodies, academic institutions and NGO’s.
From 2006 – 2009 Andrea served as the North America region Caucus co-coordinator, and was one of two North American members of the Global Indigenous Peoples Steering Committee for work on the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Andrea Carmen
Andrea Carmen, International Indian Treaty Council
Ms. Andrea Carmen - International Indian Treaty Council - Post-2015 Stakeholder Preparatory Forum
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