Rights and Resources Public forum UBC Feb 19

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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