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2011 National Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium

Posted 2011-07-11
On March 29, 2011, the First Peoples Ceremonial Hall was the setting for the third annual National Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium. We welcomed a broad cross-section of participants and attendees who provided informative and valuable discussion, including national, regional, and local representatives of aboriginal communities, leading academics, and government, legal and business professionals.  Following the keynote address, the Symposium moved to the University Club of Victoria for two panel discussions... 

 

Aboriginal Community Economic Development : Student Outreach  Assists Aboriginal Businesses

Posted 2011-07-11
Following the December NAEDC 2010 planning and advisory session, the Aboriginal Community Economic Development program is officially underway for the summer of 2011.  This program is a significant undertaking, with regard to providing student driven-support for local Aboriginal community economic development projects... 

 

International and Comparative:  Rio Yaqui  Pueblos, Sonora, Mexico

Posted 2011-07-11

This summer, two students are assisting me with petition filed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of the Traditional Authorities who represent the eight Rio Yaqui Pueblos in Sonora, Mexico.  Following three consultation sessions in Pueblo Potam and Pueblo Cocorit in the spring of 2011, law students are assisting me with strategic filings that are a part of the IACHR’s precautionary measures. We are attempting to bring Mexico to a consultation framework on a broad range of matters, including commercial agriculture practices that have caused several fatalities within the Rio Yaqui Pueblos...

 

Upcoming Book Chapter

Posted 2011-07-11

“Tribal Sovereignty, Climate Change, and Intergovernmental Relations: Harmonizing Standards”, sidebar with S. James Anaya, in Federalism and Climate Change Policy, Marc L. Miller, eds., The Edge book series (Institute of the Environment, the Rogers College of Law, The Udall Center on Public Policy and the University of Arizona Press). Forthcoming in the fall of 2011...


Research Spotlight on LL.M. Thesis

Posted 2011-07-11

Jeanette Gevikoglu is one of the NAEDC’s Research Assistants and is completing her Masters of Law degree at the University of Victoria. She is currently working on her thesis.  Her research examines the ongoing dialogue about how the law creates and shapes indigenous identity.  Her focus is the criminal justice system and sentencing in particular... 

 

Business and Law Students Learn the Harvard Model on Amercian Indian Economic Development 

Posted 2011-07-11

This summer, I am teaching a cross listed class: COM450/LAW343 Aboriginal Economic Development: Contemporary Issues in Business and Law. I have taken a new approach and have incorporated three unique modules for students to engage in learning about Aboriginal economic development and policy.



International Indigenous Leadership Gathering

Posted 2011-07-11

On June 4, 2011, NAEDC Research Assistant Jeanette Gevikoglu attended the third annual International Indigenous Leadership Gathering in Xaxl’ip, St’át’imc Territory near Lillooet, BC.  The theme of this year’s gathering was “Protecting the Sacred” and brought together elders, ceremony-keepers and mandated leaders from around the globe... 

 

Documentary launch - Crisis on Tap: First Nations Water for Life

Posted 2011-07-11

On April 26, 2011, NAEDC Project Coordinator Amanda Lindstrom attended the private screening and official launch of the short documentary Crisis on Tap: First Nations Water for Life. The documentary looks at problems with drinking water in First Nations Communities and difficulties with cross-jurisdiction between the provincial and federal governments...

 

Congratulations

Posted 2011-07-11

Congratulations to Raquel Fraser and Amanda Lindstrom...

 

Awards Received

Posted 2011-07-11

The Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost – Awards Committee generously provided $750 for Storyteller Honorariums for an upcoming National Aboriginal Economic Development Conference...

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