Kiskinohamatowin: An International Academic Forum on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

January 18, 2020

“Teaching and learning with each other” was the focus of the two-day Kiskinohamatowin academic forum, held in Winnipeg, Canada, on January 18 and 19, 2019, which explored how states and Indigenous peoples can implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Using case studies involving Indigenous peoples' experiences around the world, participants discussed a wide range of issues, including the right to self-determination; rights related to lands, territories and resources; economic, social, cultural and spiritual rights; and civil and political rights. Participants included Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, policy makers and representatives from various levels of government. 

About the Author

June L. Lorenzo, Laguna Pueblo/Navajo (Diné), lives and works in her home community of Laguna Pueblo. She works with community organizations and Indigenous non-governmental organizations to address uranium mining legacy issues and resistance to new mining, sacred landscape protection and, more recently, on issues of repatriation of cultural patrimony.