Measures to be undertaken Collecting of data It looks as very desirable if Permanent Forum could work out and send to the States an official questionnaire to collect appropriate information about Indigenous Peoples of the region concerning not only Children and Youth but basic facts generally.
There might be the following questions included:
Does the Constitution and other legislation of your country have provisions mentioning Indigenous Peoples/Populations and what exactly?
Are there State/Government Programs promoting the Indigenous Peoples in the country?
What measures are undertaken to preserve the Indigenous Identity of Indigenous Children and Youth being in Detention, Custody, Foster Care and Adoption?
I propose to think and to elaborate this kind of questionnaire which should be sent to the missions of State-Parties of UN. There was very positive experience of that kind with the analogical questionnaire prepared by Mr. Asbjorn Eide member of former Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. I suppose that about 10-20 different questions may be included which should play a role not only for the theme discussed but in more wide context for the evaluation of the policy at the frame of the Second World Decade IPs.
The Indigenous NGOs should be asked to collect information by their own efforts as well on the basis of the questionnaire. The success is not guaranteed nevertheless the alternative Indigenous information might be rather useful.