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Indigenous Rights: A Forum Ten Years After the UN Declaration

Friday Oct 13, 2017 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Texas Union Quadrangle Room 3.304

Join NAIS at 3 PM on Friday, October 13th for a dialogue between two high-profile Indigenous leaders, LaDonna Harris and Pamela Palmater, who will be visiting UT Austin for the Indigenous Rights Forum. There will be a coffee reception starting at 2:30 PM, and a community gratitude dinner will begin at 5:30 PM, following the discussion.

In September 2007 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The establishment of the declaration was the result of 25 years of discussion that included a wide range of participants. It has become an important tool for Indigenous Peoples in the struggles against deployment of extractivism and new forms of colonialism. The declaration has also served as an important point of reference for the extraordinary movement of Indigenous resurgence in the Americas and worldwide. As a decade has passed since the signing of this declaration, it is time to reflect on its historical significance for Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. 

On Friday, October 13th, the Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) at The University of Texas at Austin will hold a dialogue on the significance, possibilities, and limitations of the declaration from the point of view of Native peoples.

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