About the FPIC Forum
Public symposium, online and in person
9-5 pm, Wednesday, May 20th, University of Ottawa
Supreme Court decisions and international human rights standards including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognize the right of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to make their own decisions about resource development on their lands and other important issues.
This symposium is an opportunity to discuss this important of free, prior and informed consent, its status in Canadian and international law and its relevance in crucial decisions facing Indigenous peoples today.
Presenters & Moderators:
Claudette Commanda, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation
Dalee S Dorough, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Paul Joffe, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)
Anne Marie Sam, Nak'adzli First Nation
John Cutfeet, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Sarah Morales, University of Ottawa
Craig Benjamin, Amnesty International
Jennifer Preston, Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)