Join leading Canadian Indigenous legal academics and practitioners for a discussion on implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada. The “braiding” of international, domestic and Indigenous laws is the guiding metaphor for this discussion, through which we can begin to reimagine what a nation-to-nation relationship could mean.

Lunch will be provided during this side event, and a special report on human rights, Indigenous rights, Indigenous languages and the implementation of UNDRIP in Canada will be distributed.


Event Speakers

Brenda L. Gunn

CIGI Fellow

Brenda L. Gunn is a CIGI fellow. In this role, Brenda will explore comparative approaches and best practices for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) internationally. She is also an associate professor in the Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director, International Law

As director of international law at CIGI, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

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