Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
Cosponsored - Oral Presentation Session
As an Indigenous person, from Musqueam (Coast Salish) and Metlakatla (Tsimshian) in British Columbia, I will bring my unique perspective when discussing how to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad. I will present on the Modern Treaty negotiations process in British Columbia, reconciliation in Canada and how modern treaties operationalize the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration). I will explore legal processes as well as the constitutional imperative when it comes to Indigenous land and resource rights including ownership. Indigenous rights are fundamental human rights in Canada. I will draw upon my international experience, when looking to implement the UN Declaration and I will explore what mechanisms can be used domestically to operationalize the UN Declaration and also exploring Article 19 of the UN Declaration on “Free, Prior, and Informed Consent”.