Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with Gregory Bigler and Kristen Carpenter

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Ethics in Place Symposium Series

Join us for the sixth event of Ethics in Place: A Symposium on Indigenous Peoples and the Future of Principled Democracy.

A source of optimism for many Indigenous communities, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP 2007) holds promise for protecting their places, traditions, and lifeways. With its benchmark standard of “free, prior, and informed consent,” the UNDRIP goes well beyond stale and frequently disingenuous models of “consultation” that emerge from and reinforce asymmetrical power relations between Native nations and settler governments. Join us to learn from two esteemed experts about implementation of this important international mechanism. 

Gregory Bigler is Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court Judge and Pole Euchee Ceremonial Ground goshti-shone (stickman). 

Kristen Carpenter is the Council Tree Professor of Law and Director of the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado Law School. Professor Carpenter was appointed to the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as its member from North America from 2017-2021. She currently serves as a Justice of the Shawnee Tribe Supreme Court and co-lead of The Implementation Project, with colleagues at the Native American Rights Fund. 


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