Discussion: The UN and Indigenous Peoples

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/21/2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Boulder Public Library


Discussion: The UN and International Affairs, on Thursday afternoon, May 21st, 2015.

Resource people: Paula Palmer and Jerilyn DeCoteau.

We consider the impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) on communities from Australia to Wyoming as they struggle to maintain their way of life in a globalized world.

Paula Palmer was awarded our UNA chapter’s International Human Rights Award in December of 2014.

THIS FREE, PUBLIC EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE UNA BOULDER COUNTY.

(Session topic postponed from March 14th, 2015.)

Readings:
Website of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Discovery Doctrine” (Wikipedia).
Walter Echo-Hawk: “In the Light of Justice: The Rise of Human Rights in Native America and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” (video from his book tour).
Treaty with Australia’s indigenous peoples long overdue,” by George Williams, SMH 12Nov2013.
Treaty Rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, by Karla E. General (Kawenniiostha).