OTTAWA, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Tom Isaac, nationally recognized authority in the area of Aboriginal law, discusses the legal and policy issues facing Canada regarding United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) during a live webinar hosted by The Conference Board of Canada on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
Amongst the many important aspects of UNDRIP is the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), which refers to the rights of Indigenous peoples to provide their consent in decision-making processes that affect them and their lands, including education, natural resource management, economic development, and health care. Tom Issac will address what this instrument means and, in particular, how it plays into natural resource development in Canada.
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM, EDT.
Media registration is required.
Note: The Q&A portion of the webinar is reserved for paid participants. To request an interview with the speaker, please contact us below.
SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
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