An evening of dialogue on the importance of international law for land, water and the future of Indigenous peoples
An evening of dialogue with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Chief Doug White, First Nations Summit Political Executive
Ann Marie Sam, Nak'azdli First Nation, First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining Paul Joffe and Jennifer Preston, co-editors “Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Triumph, Hope and Action”
Moderator: Craig Benjamin, Campaigner for the Human Rights of Indigenous
Peoples, Amnesty International.
An unprecedented push to further intensify resource development in Canada.
A federal legislative agenda to undermine environmental oversight.
And an extraordinary grassroots resurgence of demand for the recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples.
This panel brings together experts and activists who have been deeply
involved in the advancement of global recognition of the human rights of
Indigenous peoples at the United Nations and the Inter-American system. They
will lead a discussion of how these vital international standards can make a
difference in the defense of Indigenous rights in Canada and the promotion
of government accountability for environmental protection.
DATE: January 30, 2013 7:00 PM
WHERE: Lecture Hall Room 112
Vancouver Community College
250 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Sponsored by: Amnesty International, Canadian Friends Service Committee
(Quakers), First Nations Summit, Lawyers Rights Watch, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
416-363-9933 ext 332 Mobile 416-904-7158