An Introduction to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Making of UNDRIP Law in Canada  

Apr. 15, 2020
ZOOM Webinar Online

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Sandy Carpenter, Co-Founder, Canadian Regulatory and Indigenous Law

Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Members: Complimentary
Non-Members $75.00 (+GST)

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CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.


This webinar will provide an introduction to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP/the Declaration) that was passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. It will provide the history leading up to the passage of the Declaration, including Canada’s position as only one of four countries who voted against it. It will then address why, despite the Declaration’s goals, the Declaration is controversial and ongoing efforts to bring it into law in Canada. Finally it will review BC’s new Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Persons Act (also known as Bill 41), one of the first legislated efforts in the world to bring the Declaration into law, and efforts to implement the Declaration by the federal government.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of the significance of the Declaration, a better understanding of why some people, including Indigenous people, support the aspirations in the Declaration but are concerned about these becoming law, the legal meaning and risks associated with BC’s Bill 41, and potential future events.


About Sandy Carpenter

Sandy Carpenter is Co-Founder of Canadian Regulatory and Indigenous Law, a regulatory and Indigenous law boutique, and is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading regulatory and Indigenous lawyers. Sandy has practiced administrative, environmental and Indigenous law for over 30 years across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions.

He is a past President and member of the Board of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation, the pre-eminent association for lawyers engaged in energy law in Canada and has taught Environmental Law and been a guest lecturer at the University of Calgary.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
The CBABC acknowledges that the land from which we gather and host this webinar from is the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, and in particular the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations, and we encourage  members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada from the past to the present. 

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