Celine is a youth from France along with her family who are all a part of the KKF. She urges other youths to “remember that we have the chance to fight for our people because we have more rights than they do. So let’s take this chance to make our peoples life better.” She would also like to say, “We need to keep Fighting people! Lets make the world of our people better!”
Thank you Celine for your hard work over the years!Celine B. Kim went to her first protest at age 15 and attended the United Nations at age 16. When asked about her inspirations, she answered “My father’s spirit when he went on strike, made me proud of him. He still has family there and he
Julie was only sixteen when she first got involved with KKF because she was inspired by the stories that her father told her back home in Kampuchea-Krom. "My father taught us the truth and I want people to know our Khmer Krom story. Khmer Krom youths are the proof that we exist as peoples and are light that carries the torch of freedom and human rights for our people. We must look beyond meeting a
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A spotlight is falling on the achievements of former refugees living in Nelson with a book featuring their stories due out tomorrow. New Beginnings: Refugees Stories – Nelson will be launched in the Elma Turner Library tomorrow, which is also World Refugee Day.
By Lyben Lam
At the Tenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from 16-27 May 2011, the KKF youth team from around the world attended the opening ceremony at the UN General Assembly and joined other Indigenous groups in congratulating Ms. Mirna Cunningham on being selected as the Chairperson of the UNPFII. We had the privilege in hearing statements presented by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon and Mr. Sha Zukang, the Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. In their speeches, both stressed the importance of protecting and guaranteeing the rights of indigenous peoples as this is evident through the establishment of the Permanent Forum, adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the creation of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.