March 15-16, 2019: Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the US

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On March 15-16, 2019, the University of Colorado Law School and Native American Rights Fund will host a conference to advance the promises of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and develop a strategy for its implementation in the United States.

Implementing UN Declaration in US. March 15-16, Univ of CO Law SchoolJoin us for high level discussions on challenges in federal Indian Law and the role of international human rights in advocacy efforts, workshops on cultural rights, climate change and environmental advocacy, business and entrepreneurship, Indian child welfare, technology and communications, and a special feature on the UN’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Here is an agenda for the Conference on Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. and a link to the livestream, which will be active Friday March 15 8:30-5:30 MT.

Learn more and register at the University of Colorado website.


Friday March 15, 2019

8:30-8:45 am   Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45-10:00       Current Challenges in Federal Indian Law & the Promise of the Declaration.

10:15-11:15     The Role of International Law in US Domestic Advocacy and Law Reform

11:30-12:15     Keynote Address and Coen Lecture: Why Do We Need a United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?

12:30-1:30 pm Luncheon & Fireside: Inspired Action in Indian Country

2:00- 3:15        Comparative Perspectives on Implementation

3:30-4:45         Self-Determination & Human Rights in the United States

4:45-5:00         Reflections

Saturday, March 16

9-10:30 am       The UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 (and Beyond!)

10:45-12:15      Human Rights in Action Workshops
A. Technology, Media, and Communication
                         B. Climate Change & Environmental Advocacy
                         C. Cultural Rights (possible breakout on Language Rights)
D. Indian Child Welfare
E. Business and Human Rights

Lunch & Wrap-Up 12:15-1:30