Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries Across the Americas


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:30

Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries across the Americas

University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies Human Rights Initiative and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, Rogers College of Law

 Friday, February 1, 2013
 8:30am - 6pm
Arizona Historical Society

The objective of this one day conference is to bring to the fore a range of issues and concerns with regard to natural resource extraction on indigenous lands across the Americas. Drawing on a human rights framework the conference participants examine some of the multiple, complex responses by indigenous peoples to the social, juridical and environmental dimensions of extraction. Recent examples from Chile to Mesoamerica to the United States, Canada and the Russian Far North illustrate the timeliness of such an examination.

The conference facilitates a meaningful exchange of ideas and practices among social science and legal scholars, activists and between the university and the community at large. The scope is purposefully quite broad geographically to open a discussion about the commonalities and contradictions that ordinary indigenous people face on their homelands. The Center for Latin American Studies will video an interview with each participant at the conference about their work. These video clips will be made available on their UA website.

Co- sponsors: American Indian Studies, Department of History, School of
Anthropology, Institute for the Environment, School of Geography and Development

Any Questions please contact CLAS (520) 626-7242
Tad Pfister- program coordinator CLAS


Colin M. Deeds- Assistant Director CLAS



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