British Columbia conference on Doctrine of Discovery

A conference entitled the International Seminar on the Doctrine of Discovery is being cohosted by the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and Thompson Rivers University on September 20th and 21st in Kamlopps British Columbia.

The conference will address how the colonial doctrine of discovery continues to form the foundation of North American legal systems and how this concept has been used within legal and political cultures around the world to subjugate Indigenous law, governments, and sovereignty. Speakers include lawyers and academics, many of whom have presented on the doctrine of discovery before the United Nations. There will also be a number of local indigenous presenters who will connect the issue to the reality on the ground in British Columbia. Speakers include: Walter Echo-Hawk, Robert Miller, Louise Mandell, Jeannette Armstrong, Steve Newcomb, Ron Ignace, Tonya Gonnella Frichner, and Oren Lyons.

This event has been registered with the Law Society of BC and lawyers are eligible to receive 9.75 hours of CPD credit for both days. 

You can get more information and the registration on the conference web site: https://sites.google.com/site/dofdseminar/

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