Title

VIDEO: Opening Keynote Session 1: Free, Prior and Informed Consent Conference (FPIC)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

11-1-2013

Description

VIDEO:

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction: Dean Phil Weiser, University of Colorado Law School

9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address: Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SESSION 1: Introduction to “Consent” in Theory and Practice

Moderator: Richard Collins, University of Colorado Law School

Speakers:

Tim Coulter, Indian Law Resource Center

Matthew Fletcher, Michigan State University Law School

Calvin Lee, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission

Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State University College of Law

Moderator

Phil Weiser, Richard Collins

Streaming Media

Comments

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), along with treaties, instruments, and decisions of international law, recognizes that indigenous peoples have the right to give "free, prior, and informed consent" to legislation and development affecting their lands, natural resources, and other interests, and to receive remedies for losses of property taken without such consent. With approximately 150 nations, including the United States, endorsing the UNDRIP, this requirement gives rise to emerging standards, obligations, and opportunities – and creates considerable uncertainty -- for governments, industries, and investors who work with indigenous peoples.

In this conference, the very first to address "FPIC" on a global and national scale, Colorado Law convenes leading experts to discuss legal standards, best practices, and new partnerships with respect to FPIC implementation in natural resource development, climate change, and cultural heritage matters. Join us for a cutting-edge, high-level discussion of interest to attorneys, indigenous nations, governmental agencies, NGO’s, environmental advocates, institutional investors, and industry leaders in energy, natural resources, and others.