The Maasai Defend Traditional Knowledge & Land Rights at the United Nations

MCV was honored to once again participate in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights, April 22 - May 3rd, 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. It was empowering to unite with over a thousand indigenous leaders, organizations, and member states to strengthen Indigenous people’s collective rights. Indigenous peoples [...]

By |2019-05-27T07:18:18+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Culture, Uncategorized, United Nations|Comments Off on The Maasai Defend Traditional Knowledge & Land Rights at the United Nations

United Nations Event: Safeguarding Maasai Heritage

Event Sponsors MCV is seeking generous sponsors. Your sponsorship will support Maasai peoples rights and advocacy for land and culture. Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your company and promote your commitment to advancing our mission to empower Maasai people. As a sponsor, you’ll receive: Logo on [...]

By |2019-05-27T07:08:45+00:00May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized, United Nations|Comments Off on United Nations Event: Safeguarding Maasai Heritage

Conservation and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples : UN Expert Meeting

MCV attended an international expert group meeting on “Conservation and the rights of indigenous peoples” in January 2019 at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. As guardians of the land, indigenous people play a crucial role in conservation; however, their custodianship of the environment and their rights to their land and natural resources [...]

By |2019-05-27T07:10:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized, United Nations|Comments Off on Conservation and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples : UN Expert Meeting

MCV Translated the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

MCV Translated the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into the Maasai Language The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a comprehensive statement addressing the human rights of indigenous peoples. It was drafted and formally debated for over twenty years prior to being adopted [...]

By |2022-06-11T21:41:05+00:00June 11th, 2018|Uncategorized, United Nations|Comments Off on MCV Translated the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

MCV Conference: Shaping the Future of the Maasai: Challenges, Opportunities, and Aspirations

MCV’s Maasai 2018 Annual Conference Report Shaping the Future of the Maasai: Challenges, Opportunities, and Aspirations My Chosen Vessels hosted a Maasai Conference, Shaping the Future of the Maasai: Challenges, Opportunities, and Aspirations, at Sentrim Lodge in Amboseli, Kenya on March 15, 2018. This full-day event convened Maasai cultural leaders, Non-Governmental [...]

By |2022-06-11T21:54:09+00:00March 15th, 2018|Culture, Education, United Nations|Comments Off on MCV Conference: Shaping the Future of the Maasai: Challenges, Opportunities, and Aspirations

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations Human Rights in Genève, Switzerland (10th session)

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations Human Rights in Genève, Switzerland (10th session) MCV participated in the 10th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations Human Rights in Genève, Switzerland from July 10th - 14th. 2017. Protection [...]

By |2022-06-11T21:40:16+00:00July 10th, 2017|Culture, Education, United Nations|Comments Off on The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations Human Rights in Genève, Switzerland (10th session)

MCV Advocates for Protection for the Maasai Ancestral Land

MCV Joins the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues  My Chosen Vessels (MCV) was honored to participate in the United Nations (UN) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from April 24th to May 5th, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York City. More than 1,000 indigenous peoples’ representatives participated in the session. [...]

By |2022-06-11T21:12:19+00:00April 24th, 2017|Culture, United Nations|Comments Off on MCV Advocates for Protection for the Maasai Ancestral Land

MCV Granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations

MCV Granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations MCV was granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2016 for our humanitarian work in Maasai communities. MCV provides sustainable humanitarian programs in the area of water, education, cultural preservation, solar, and human rights advocacy [...]

By |2022-06-11T21:08:20+00:00July 1st, 2016|Culture, Education, United Nations|Comments Off on MCV Granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations

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