Voice of Indigenous Peoples - Native People Address the United Nations is the collection of speeches made by representatives of Indigenous Peoples to The United Nations in December of 1992 at the official launch of 1993 as the International Year of the World's Indigenous People. The text includes the speeches of the 19 Indigenous representatives. These leaders and spokespeople represented the Hopi, Lakota, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Native Hawaiians, First Nations of Canada, Inuit, Wayuu of Venezuela, Yanomami of Brazil, Maya of Guatemala, Kuna of Panama, Aborigines of Australia, Maori of New Zealand, Saami of Western Europe, Nanaetz of Eastern Europe, Kelabit of Malaysia, Masai of Kenya, Ainu of Japan, the Small Peoples of Russia, and Chakma of Bangladesh. They eloquently spoke about the issues facing the survival of their communities as well as all the peoples of Mother Earth. Speakers include: Hopi elder Thomas Banyacya who was chosen by his Nation to present the Hopi prophesy to the United Nations; Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation; Ovide Mercredi, Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations; and Mary Simon of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference. The text also includes the United Nations Draft Declaration of Indigenous Peoples Rights. This important collection is a must-read for anyone interested in human rights, the environment and Indigenous Peoples.