An evening of dialogue with:
Robert Morales, lead negotiator Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group
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 is being made to further intensify resource development in Canada. A federal legislative agenda undermines environmental oversight. And an extradordinary grassroots resurgence demands 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: Tuesday, January 29th, 7-9pm
WHERE: Cadboro Bay United Church 2625 Arbutus Rd, Victoria BC