Indigenous Land Rights Forum + Fundraiser

Ally event
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Struggle for Justice: Indigenous Land Rights in BC

Publc Forum + Fundraiser for the Tsilhqot'in Fish Lake Legal Defence Fund

First Nations like the Tsilhqot'in and Hul'qumi'num are facing a massive push for new resource development on their lands and waters. Government and corporations claim the law is on their side. What have Canadian courts and international human rights bodies really said? What are the implications of the Tsilhqot'in case before the Supreme Court? And how can non-Aboriginal people support the struggle for justice?

Speakers:

-Chief Joe Alphonse, Tsilhqot'in National Government
-Robert Morales, Chief Negotiator, Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group
-Jay Nelson, lawyer for the Tsilhqot'in National Government
-Paul Joffe, lawyer, author and expert on international law

Moderator: Jennifer Preston, Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

Venue:

St. John the Divine Anglican Church (1611 Quadra St., Victoria BC)

Co-hosted by Aboriginal Neighbours, Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Council of Canadians, Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group, RAVENTrust, Sierra Club BC, St. John's Anglican Church, Tsilhqot'in National Government

Admission by donation: A request for tax-deductible donations will be made during the evening to support Tsilhqot'in participation in Taseko Mines Ltd.'s legal action against the scathing independent Panel Report of the New Prosperity Mine

There will also be a silent auction, and light refreshments will be served.

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