“Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Legal Pluralism”
On Thursday, March 18th, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone), the International and Comparative Law Program at the George Washington University Law School, the Washington Center of the Institut des Amériques, and the International Law Society will host a virtual panel discussion about “Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and Legal Pluralism” (registration on ZOOM). The objective of this panel is to discuss the interactions between human rights and Indigenous justice systems. The conversation will also focus on contemporary challenges and current needs when it comes to international law and human rights standards related to Indigenous Peoples.
- Walter Echo Hawk: Native American speaker, author, and attorney. Throughout his distinguished legal career, he has worked to protect the legal, political, property, cultural, and human rights of Indian tribes and Native peoples. As a tribal leader, Walter Echo-Hawk currently serves as the President of the Pawnee Nation Business Council. An articulate and versed indigenous rights activist, Echo-Hawk makes keynote appearances throughout Indian Country and around the world.
- Rauna Kuokkanen: Research Professor of Arctic Indigenous Studies at the University of Lapland (Finland) and Adjunct Professor of Indigenous Studies and Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on comparative Indigenous politics and law, Indigenous feminist theory, Arctic governance and settler colonialism. Rauna Kuokkanen is a Fulbright Arctic Initiative Fellow for 2021-2022.
- Dean Celorio: Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy.
March 18th, 2021 (12:00-1:00 pm ET)
Please register here (free)