The Indigenous Bar Association’s 28th Annual Fall Conference

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 1:26 PM
River Rock Casino Resort, Musqueam Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Private Event: CIGI Sponsored
Oct 13

Participation in this event is by invitation only

CIGI's International Law Research Program (ILRP) will be attending the 28th Annual Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) Fall Conference and participating in two panel discussions. 

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Author, The Right to Be Cold will be the IBA keynote speaker. In a talk sponsored by CIGI, Sheila will be putting a human rights face on climate change and the impacts of warming temperatures on the Inuit in northern Canada and the Arctic.

CIGI Senior Research Fellow Risa Schwartz will be speaking along with CIGI Research Associate Claire Anderson on a panel exploring realizing indigenous rights in international environmental law. Tha main plenary entitled "Our Relationship with Nation to Nation" will also feature Risa and Claire as panelists. 

Event Speakers

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020.
In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

Risa Schwartz is a sole practitioner, focusing on international law and the intersections between trade and investment law, environmental law and Indigenous rights. Risa formerly worked as a senior research fellow at CIGI, as counsel to the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in Ontario and the Ministry of the Environment, and as a legal officer at the WTO.