UNDRIP Northwest

Watch Jennifer and Paul’s presentation below.


The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a complex legal framework, which the governments of Canada and BC have committed to implementing.

Indigenous communities in Northwest BC are inundated with resource extraction proposals and government treaty negotiations that don’t always protect people’s rights. Moving forward, implementation of the UNDRIP will be an important tool in protecting and strengthening Indigenous peoples and their communities.

This video aims to clear up some of the misconceptions of the UNDRIP and how it impacts Indigenous and settler communities.

Come learn about the UNDRIP and how it affects you day-to-day from two of the top experts in Canada.

Paul Joffe, a lawyer for the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Jennifer Preston, the Indigenous Rights coordinator for Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers), will be discussing the merits of the UNDRIP and how it strengthens Indigenous Rights in Canada at a number of community presentations across the Northwest this February.

Monday Feb. 5th @ the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre – 3955 3rd Ave., Smithers

Tuesday Feb. 6th @ the Hagwilget Hall – New Hazelton 

Wednesday Feb. 7th @ the Days Inn – 4620 Lakelse Ave., Terrace 

Thursday Feb. 8th @ the Highliner Inn – 815 1st Ave., Prince Rupert 

All presentations start at 6 PM.  This is a FREE event for the public.

Sponsored by: Office of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Kispiox Seniors Association, Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, Kaien Islands Elders and The Gitwilgyoots Tribe.