Friday, May 22, 2015

June 1: Indigenous Resources Network webinar with Chief Roger William

Please join us for an Indigenous Resources Network webinar!
Chief William on Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia:
The long battle to win the case and what the decision means for work to protect traditional lands and territories

Monday June 1
10 a.m. PACIFIC/ 1 p.m. EASTERN

Chief Roger William (left) of the Xeni Gwet'in, the Tsilhqot'in - People of Nemiah

Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, and
Anne Pernick, Business Ethics Network

This event is free.
Please RSVP here.

Once you RSVP you'll receive an email with the Subject Line "Chief William on Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia Confirmation" with the information on how to join by computer or phone.


In 2014 the Tsilhqot'in People won a case at the Supreme Court of Canada that makes it easier for First Nations to demonstrate aboriginal title and to exercise that title by saying yes or no to development and extraction projects on their traditional lands not ceded by treaty. The case may also be used to stop projects approved in the past if First Nations did not give their consent. Chief Roger William will present on the decades of work by the Xeni Gwet'in to protect their territory and bring this case, how the outcome affects their work to protect their territory, and how he sees the decision affecting other First Nations.

This webinar will be recorded.

This webinar is sponsored by the Indigenous Resources Network, a project of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and the Business Ethics Network (BEN). The Business Ethics Network is a project of ForestEthics.

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