Rights and Resources Public forum UBC Feb 19

An evening of dialogue with

Grand Chief Edward John, First Nations Summit
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Paul Joffe and Jennifer Preston, co-editors Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Triumph, Hope and Action

Moderator: Craig Benjamin, Amnesty International

7 pm February 19

UBC Faculty of Law – Allard Hall Rm 106
1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC

An unprecedented push to intensify resource development. Government approaches that undermine environmental oversight and Indigenous peoples’ human rights. A call by Indigenous Peoples and human rights organizations for just recognition of Indigenous rights.

Our panelists will lead a discussion on current challenges with pipelines and other development affecting Indigenous Peoples. This will include how vital international standards can make a difference in the defense of Indigenous rights and the promotion of government accountability for environmental protection.

Sponsored by: Amnesty International, Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers), First Nations Summit, Lawyers Rights Watch, RAVEN, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

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