Media Advisory - Expert Panel Explores Implications of Site C Legal Battle for Indigenous Communities

OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - An expert panel entitled Keeping the Promise: Treaty Rights, the UN Declaration, and the Site C Dam will discuss implications of the Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations legal challenge to the Site C hydroelectric dam. Critical concerns such as violations of inherent, Treaty and Indigenous rights, international human rights laws such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and more will be explored.

This panel discussion is sponsored by the University of Ottawa Law School, the Assembly of First Nations, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Amnesty International, Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers), KAIROS, First Nations Summit and Northern Public Affairs.

When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 1:00pm EST

Where: Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa or online at


  • Roland Willson, Chief of West Moberly First Nation
  • Alisun Rana, lawyer representing West Moberly First Nation and Prophet River First Nation of Treaty 8 territory
  • William David, international human rights expert from the Assembly of First Nations


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations

For further information: For media requests or more information: Jenn Jefferys, Communications Officer, Assembly of First Nations, +1 613-222-9656,; Jacob Kuehn, Media and External Communications Officer, Amnesty International Canada, +1 613-853-2142,

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