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    CPSA Students Caucus Meeting

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Workshop: The Official Languages Act at 50
    Le 50e anniversaire de la Loi sur les langues officielles

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Reception: Department of Political Science
    University of British Columbia

    2019 Annual Conference - June 4, 2019
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    Canadian Political Science Association
    2019 Annual Conference Programme


    Hosted at the University of British Columbia
    Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
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    Presidential Address:
    François Rocher, CPSA President

    Life and Death of an Issue:
    Canadian Political Science and
    Quebec Politics

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 05:00pm to 06:00pm
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    Keynote: UBCIC Grand
    Chief Stewart Phillip

    Asserting Indigenous
    Title and Rights in 2019

    Location: CIRS 1250
    June 04, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Wendy Brown
    In the Ruins of Neoliberalism:
    Our Predicaments:
    the Rise of Anti-democratic
    Politics in the West

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 02:00pm to 03:30pm
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    Keynote Speaker: Roland Paris
    Canada Alone?
    Surviving in a Meaner World

    Location: CIRS 1250
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10:30am to 12:00pm

Race, Ethnicity, Indigenous Peoples and Politics

L07(c) - Roundtable: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Progress on Implementation in Canada

Date: Jun 4 | Time: 03:15pm to 04:45pm | Location: SWING 121

Chair/Président/Présidente : Martin Papillon (Université de Montréal)

Kiera Ladner (University of Manitoba)
Sheryl Lightfoot (University of British Columbia)
Peter Russell (University of Toronto)
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (University of British Columbia)

Abstract: In its final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called upon Canada to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) as the framework for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The Trudeau government has since expressed its commitment to the UNDRIP on numerous occasions, setting the stage for an ambitious policy reform agenda that could potentially transform Canada’s relations with Indigenous peoples. This roundtable, with some of Canada’s leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous thinkers on Indigenous rights and reconciliation, will consider the transformative potential of the UNDRIP for Canada. It will take stock of Canada’s recent efforts at reforming its laws and policies in light of the UNDRIP and the TRC’s Calls to Action, notably under the federal government’s Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework, and discuss the challenges and possible avenues for moving ahead in making the UNDRIP a reality in Canada.

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