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Live webinar explores crucial struggle for Indigenous rights

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 20:51

    "Keeping the Promise: Treaty Rights, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Site C dam"

    Wednesday, September 13th, 1-2:30 pm Eastern

    A legal challenge now before the Federal Court of Appeal could determine the fate of a river valley vital to the cultures, heritage and traditions of Indigenous peoples in northeast British Columbia.  Beyond the protection of the Peace River Valley, the Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations legal challenge to the Site C dam has far reaching implications because it concerns the fundamental question of the legal protections owed to Indigenous peoples when governments make decisions about large-scale resource development projects.

    Watch the  webinar here.

    Panel discussion featuring

    • Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations
    • Alisun Rana, Rana Law
    • William David, Assembly of First Nations

    Moderated by Sarah Morales, University of Ottawa

    Sponsored by:

    • Amnesty International
    • Assembly of First Nations
    • Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)
    • First Nations Summit
    • KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
    • Northern Public Affairs
    • Union of BC Indian Chiefs
    • University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

    Learn more about the Site C struggle