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OPHA Webinar: Words to Action - Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

OPHA Webinar: Words to Action - Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

What: Webinar
When: May 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Online



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Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action
UN Declaration the Right of Indigenous People






In 2016, Canada announced its full unqualified support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While marking a historic move towards reconciliation, questions remain about how to implement the many wide-ranging articles of the Declaration. In this webinar, join two leading Canadian advocates for Indigenous rights as they discuss the significance of the UN Declaration and how to best approach the implementation of the articles related to health.






Jennifer Preston is the Indigenous Rights program coordinator for Canadian Friends Service Committee, the peace and justice arm of Quakers. Jennifer was actively involved in the intensive lobbying efforts to ensure the successful adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in both Geneva and New York. She serves on an advisory body to the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations with regard to implementation of the UN Declaration.

 

Paul Joffe is a member of the Qu├ębec and Ontario bars. He represents the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and collaborates with numerous Indigenous and human rights organizations in different regions of the world. His active involvement in international standard-setting processes includes those relating to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the Organization of American States; and the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989. Paul is also an advisor to the National Chief’s office of the Assembly of First Nations.


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