The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a complex legal framework that is difficult for many to understand the impacts on everyday life.
Indigenous communities in Northwest BC are inundated with resource extraction proposals and government treaty negotiations that don’t always protect the rights back up by the UNDRIP.
This video aims to clear up some of the misconceptions of the UNDRIP and how it impacts Indigenous communities in day-to-day life.
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 Best Western – 4553 Greig Ave. Terrace
Thursday Feb. 8th @ the Highliner Inn – 815 1st Ave. Prince Rupert