An Introduction to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Making the Declaration Law in Canada

Video Length: 1:00:56

Date Recorded: August 18, 2020

Webinar Description: This one-hour webinar will provide an introduction to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) that was passed by the UN General Assembly in 2007 and efforts to make the Declaration law in Canada.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of the forces and efforts that led to the passing of the Declaration, an appreciation for the language of the Declaration and why the Declaration is controversial despite its laudable goals, and an understanding of BC’s new Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Persons Act and the federal government’s proposed legislation to implement the Declaration and how these might impact engineers and geoscientists in BC.


Sandy Carpenter, Co-Founder

Canadian Regulatory and Indigenous Law

Sandy Carpenter is Co-Founder of Canadian Regulatory and Indigenous Law, a regulatory and Indigenous law boutique, and is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading regulatory and Indigenous lawyers. Sandy has practiced administrative, environmental and Indigenous law for over 30 years across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. He is a past President and member of the Board of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, the pre-eminent association for lawyers engaged in energy law in Canada, and has taught Environmental Law and been a guest lecturer at the University of Calgary. Sandy obtained his LLB from UBC in 1985 and was called to the bar in BC in 1986. He was called to the bar in Alberta in 1997.

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