JUNE 22, 2016 - Incorporating the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Canadian Law; Bill C-262

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to present:

Incorporating the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Canadian Law; Bill C-262

This presentation is organized as part of the Summer School on Arts + Human Rights.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Fauteux Hall – FTX302
(57 Louis Pasteur, uOttawa)

The event will be in English.
A light lunch will be provided to the participants.
Please RSVP at HRREC@uOttawa.ca


Speaker:

  • Romeo SAGANASH | Member of Parliament (Abitibi - Baie-James - Nunavik - Eeyou), Critic for Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs and Critic for Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.

On April 21, the NDP’s critic for Intergovernmental Indigenous Affairs, Romeo Saganash tabled legislation to ensure that the laws of Canada respect the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. MP Saganash spent 23 years at the United Nations negotiating the Declaration which was endorsed by Canada in 2010. This is the second time that Saganash has tabled a bill of this nature: in the previous Parliament, his bill was fully endorsed by his party. The Liberals and Greens also voted in favour. The Prime Minister has stipulated that implementation of the UN Declaration is a priority for his government (Source.)


*The Human Rights Research and Education Centre may take pictures at this event for use on the website.

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