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Indigenous Peoples

    Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Un Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Calls to Action & Imperatives for Change.

    Panelists: Doug White, jennifer Preston, Paul Joffe, Craig Benjamin.

     

    Contact: douglas.white@viu.ca

     

    Photo: Demonstrators participate in peaceful protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 21 December 2012. Susanne Ure/ Amnesty International

    This is a public panel, co-organized by Amnesty International Canada and Breaking the Silence, featuring youth activists from Guatemala and Atlantic Canada. Panelists will share and exchange stories and experiences with social justice and activism. All are welcome to attend. 

    This public event kicks of Breaking the Silence's annual gathering, which will take place the following two days. 

    Gender, Indigenous rights, and energy development in northeast British Columbia, Canada

    Join Amnesty International's new campaign to make sure the safety and wellness of Indigenous women and girls in northeast BC, Canada, an area with massive hydroelectric, oil, gas, and coal projects, is not #OutofSightOutofMind! 

     

    Join Amnesty International at an important rally for indigenous rights outside the Supreme Court. 

    On November 30th, Clyde River Inuit and the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are heading to the Supreme Court of Canada to uphold the legal right of Indigenous Peoples to be consulted on energy projects that will impact their communities.

    A win at the court could be a watershed moment for the future of Indigenous rights and environmental justice. 

    Join us for a powerful and uplifting day of action outside the Supreme Court in Ottawa.

    -Opening Sunrise Ceremony: 6:30 AM (on Victoria Island)

    -Morning rally: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    -Lunchtime rally: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

    -Closing Ceremony: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    For more information about the Clyde River case, please see our public statement. 

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