Title

VIDEO: Reconciliation in the United States in Light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Document Type

Lecture

Event Date

1-24-2013

Abstract

VIDEO (1:04:34):

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

Introduction of Speaker: Kristen Carpenter, Professor of Law and Director, American Indian Law Program, University of Colorado Law School

Speaker: James Anaya, Regents Professor and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights, University of Arizona College of Law

S. James Anaya is one of the world's leading advocates for indigenous human rights. The author of seminal scholarly texts including Indigenous Peoples in International Law (Oxford 2006), Anaya has also represented indigenous peoples from North and Central America in landmark cases before the highest domestic courts and international bodies. Deeply involved in the 25-year effort to draft the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Anaya was appointed Special Rapporteur in 2008, and is charged with investigating and reporting on the situation of indigenous peoples around the world. Anaya is Regents Professor and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights at the University of Arizona College of Law.

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