First Nations’ Rights & Law Series: Savage Anxieties

First Nations' Rights & Law Series: Savage Anxieties

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Date: 3/11/2013 5:30 pm
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Date of event Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

Lecture by Professor Robert Williams: Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights and the Not-So-Special Case of Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group v. Canada before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission

Throughout the centuries, conquest, war, and unspeakable acts of racist violence and colonial dispossession have all been justified by citing Western civilization’s opposition to the differences represented by indigenous tribal peoples. Professor Robert Williams explores the history of the denial of indigenous peoples’ rights to lands and resources in the West from the time of ancient Greeks and Romans up through Canada’s 21st century treaty negotiations in BC.

Robert Williams, Jr., Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, is an internationally acclaimed expert on First Nations rights.  

Free admission. Seating is limited.
Co-sponsored by Lawyer's Rights Watch Canada.

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