Land Rights are Human Rights
International human rights law can be a foundation for development of Canadian law
Thursday, April 3, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.
International human rights law is the framework needed to bring justice to Aboriginal people in Canada. Meaningful reconciliation of First Nations’ land issues has stagnated in a system still hampered by ingrained colonial attitudes. International human rights law provides a way forward. Robert Morales discusses the indigenous land rights argument he made to the Supreme Court of Canada as intervener in Tsilhqot’in Nation (William) v. BC and Canada.