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An evening of dialogue on the importance of international law for land, water and the future of Indigenous peoples

    January 28, 2013

    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:
    Elizabeth Berton-Hunter
    416-363-9933 ext 332 Mobile 416-904-7158