Friday, October 06, 2017
Indigenous Rights: A Forum Ten Years After the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007-2017).
Happening next Friday at UT. You can download the actual declaration here. I'm proud to be an affiliated faculty member of Native American and Indigenous Studies at UT.
The Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies at UT is pleased to announce: Indigenous Rights: A Forum Ten Years After the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007-2017). This event will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 3:00pm to 5:15, in the Texas Union (3.304), Quadrangle Room, on UT’s campus. Generously supported by 21 academic units across the university, this event will feature two prominent Indigenous leaders from the Turtle Island (or Native North America): Ms. LaDonna Harris, a tribal citizen of the Comanche Nation in Oklahoma, and Dr. Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, Canada. The purpose of this forum is to reflect on the past ten years since the passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, particularly on its historical significance for Indigenous Peoples, and on how to move the discourse forward in the future. For more information on the event, go to:https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/nais/events/44756; and additional readings at:https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/nais/indigenous-rights-forum/Description.php
The Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) would like to express its gratitude to the following co-sponsors at UT: College of Liberal Arts; Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE); Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS); Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice; School of Law; Department of African and African Diaspora Studies; Department of Anthropology; Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Department of English; Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS); Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS); Department of Curriculum and Instruction; College of Education; Department of Linguistics; Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs; Department of History; Humanities Institute; Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education; Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS); Program in Comparative Literature; The Social Justice Institute; and Department of American Studies.
The Indigenous Rights: A Forum Ten Years After the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007-2017) will be an event open to the public. Dinner reception at 5:30 PM.
* Note: We deeply regret that our guest from South America will not be with us as originally planned. Mr. David Choquehuanca, a high-profile public figure from the Aymara People (Bolivia), was denied a visa by the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, despite multiple institutional efforts.
Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, Director
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