Public Forum: Turning Point for Indigenous Land Rights: Tsilhqot'in Title and the Supreme Court
WHEN: Friday November 8 10:00 am - 12:00 pm noon
WHERE: Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa
Introduction: Leadership from the Tsilhqot'in National Government
Grand Chief Ed John, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Louise Mandell, Mandell Pinder. LLP
Will David, Paul Joffe, Robert Morales, Maria Morellato, and Jay Nelson
For the first time in almost a decade, the Supreme Court of Canada is considering the vital question of Indigenous peoples' right to own and control their traditional lands and resources. The outcome of the Tsilhqot'in title case could have far reaching implications in Canada, and possibly around the world. This forum will examine the way Canadian constitutional and international human rights law are converging in this landmark case. Speakers include prominent lawyers from the case.
Sponsored by Amnesty International, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Centre for Indigenous Rights, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, First Nations Summit, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Tsilhqot'in Nation Government, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
A reception with light refreshments will follow at noon.
There is no charge for attendance.
For more information please contact, Craig Benjamin, firstname.lastname@example.org