UCLA Conference Announcement on Indigenous Peoples and International Law – Jan. 22, 2010

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the International Human Rights Framework – A Comfortable Fit?

The agenda is here.

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center

in conjunction with The Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs at UCLA School of Law and The UCLA Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange

with additional support from the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy Native Nations Law and Policy Center

Presents:

Symposium: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the International Human Rights Framework — A Comfortable Fit?

January 22, 2010

Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Blessing, Welcome, and Introduction of Keynote: 9:00 am – 9:30 a.m.

Anthony Morales, Chief of the Gabrielino-Tongva Band of Mission Indians

Stephen Yeazell, Interim Dean, UCLA School of Law (invited)

Angela R. Riley, Visiting Professor of Law and Acting Associate Director, UCLA American Indian Studies Center

Opening Keynote Address: 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

S. James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People, and Professor of Law, University of Arizona

Short Coffee Break: 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Morning Session: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Panel One: Indigenous Peoples, the Environment, and Development

Robert T. Coulter, Executive Director, Indian Law Resource Center

Professor Kristen Carpenter, UC-Boulder College of Law

Professor Larissa Behrendt, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Discussant: Professor Stuart Banner, UCLA School of Law

Lunch: 12p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center: 1:15-1:30:

Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, Vice Chancellor and Dean of the UCLA Graduate Division

2 Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Panel Two: Indigenous Peoples, Governance, and Political Autonomy

Professor Duane Champagne, UCLA Dept. of Sociology

Professor Catherine Iorns, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Faculty of Law; Member, International Law Association, Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Professor Siegfried Wiessner, St. Thomas University School of Law; Chair, International Law Association, Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Discussant: Professor Angela R. Riley, UCLA School of Law

Afternoon Break: 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Panel Three: Contemplating Individual and Collective Rights Issues Under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Professor Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State University Law School

Professor Ariel Dulitzky, Clinical Professor of Law, Director Human Rights Clinic, University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Professor Lorie Graham, Suffolk Law School, American Delegate to the International Law Association Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Discussant: Professor Mishuana Goeman, UCLA, Dept. Women’s Studies

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