Day: December 17, 2015

The Human Rights of Aboriginal Children – Jan 21, 2016, 7 pm

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The Human Rights of Aboriginal Children


When: Thursday, January 21, 2016  |  7 p.m.
Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard

Keynote speakers:
  • Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC Representative for Children and Youth
  • Dr. Michael DeGagné, President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University

“How to Love a Child”, the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series, is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today.

The goal of the lecture series is to foster conversations among academics, professionals and child advocates from diverse fields concerned with the welfare of the child. A range of disciplines and expertise including law, medicine, child welfare and education are represented in this series, and a variety of perspectives and issues will be addressed.
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AERA Indigenous Peoples of the Americas & Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Preconference, Apr 7, 2016

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AERA Indigenous Peoples of the Americas & Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Preconference

Dear IPA & IPP Members:
Please mark your calendars for the 2016 Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Indigeneous Peoples of the Pacific AERA Preconference Meeting and Reception.
When: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Where: National Museum of the American Indian
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Keynote & Poster Sessions 
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Guided Tour of the Museum
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Policy Panel & Evening Reception
Please note that due to limited capacity at our event venue registration will be limited to 90 people.
Additional information about the registration process will be forthcoming. 
Thank you to our preconference sponsors: 
American Indian College Fund, Arizona State University, University of Washington, and Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, The University of Waikato

Job – Pool Search at University of Minnesota-Duluth

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The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks to add up to 8 people to its pool of temporary instructors and/or assistant professors to teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs on a part-time basis for the 2016-2017 academic year, August 22, 2016 – May 21, 2017.  Term contracts only; positions contingent on funding.   Appointments may include online classes, day classes, evening classes, and/or hybrid courses with weekend face-to-face classes.  Note: Being a member of the pool does not ensure a contract will be offered; course offerings, and therefore teaching appointments vary with demand and available funding.

Instructor/Assistant Professor: UMD Dept. of American Indian Studies

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“Annexed:” The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the UN Climate Change Conference 2015

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December 16, 2015

On December 12, 2015, after two decades of climate talks within the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), world leaders from 195 countries in Paris came to a consensus on a legally binding agreement on climate change, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C and reducing carbon emissions across the globe. The two-week long Conference of Parties (COP 21) process also brought together some of the world’s largest corporations, environmental and human rights organizations, and grassroots activists to hash out international energy goals, standards, and implementation. Over 250 Indigenous delegates were present and advocated for the inclusion of Indigenous rights in the Paris Agreement.
Hailed as “historic” and as “a turning point for the world,” the deal reached its goal to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change, yet disappointed many Indigenous Peoples due to its ultimate failure to include legally binding references to protecting Indigenous Peoples rights and their sovereignty.

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