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Reconciliation and Indigenous Rights: Implementing the Colombian Peace Accord

    Event
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 19:00

    Reconciliation and Indigenous Rights: Implementing the Colombian Peace Accord

    The Colombian government recently signed a peace accord with FARC rebels and initiated peace talks with ELN rebels, yet violence and human rights abuses continue in Colombia, particularly in areas of economic interest that are often in or near the territory of Indigenous Peoples. The rights and survival of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia, many of which are literally threatened with being wiped out, is central to a lasting peace.

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear:

    • Luis Fernando Arias, Chief Counsel of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) and a Kankuamo Indigenous leader, during the Toronto stop of a Canadian visit co-sponsored by Amnesty International.

    The event will also feature:

    • Terrylynn Brant, Turtle clan of the Mohawk Nation of Grand River, Six Nations and traditional Mohawk Seedkeeper.
    • Music by Ruben Esguerra - multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator born in Colombia.

    Food and refreshments will be provided.

    When: Tuesday March 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

    Where: 100 St. George Street, Sidney Smith Hall 2098, University of Toronto

    Cost: 
    Free