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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
American Society of International Law webinar: Realizing International Indigenous Rights in Domestic Law
Webinar: Realizing International Indigenous Rights in Domestic Law
The panel discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing the the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in domestic law. Panelists will include Walter Echo-Hawk, a Native American attorney and professor with more than 40 years experience representing Native American tribes in litigation involving religious freedom, water rights, treaty rights and reburial/repatriation rights; Brett Kenney, the general counsel of the Coquille Indian Tribe of southern Oregon; and Nicholas Fromherz, a visiting assistant professor at Lewis & Clark Law School with extensive experience in Bolivia. Issues to be addressed by the panelists include: the goals of some Native American tribes to recover ancestral lands and co-manage federal natural resources; the relevance of UNDRIP and other human rights principles to those aspirations and to the possible future development of federal Indian law; and difficulties encountered to date in implementing UNDRIP during recent consultations over infrastructure projects in Bolivia.
This event is sponsored by ASIL's Rights of Indigenous People Interest Group and will be streamed live at www.asil.org/live for participants not in the Portland area. Please note that the event will take place at 10:00am PST / 1:00 EST.