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University of British Columbia

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The University of British Columbia is organizing an expert seminar on the theme "Repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," in support of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP.)

The Expert Mechanism has decided to undertake a report on the theme of repatriation of ceremonial objects and the human remains of Indigenous peoples currently in the hands of state institutions, e.g. museums and universities. One of the objectives of this seminar will be to provide input to the report, which will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2020.

Established in 2007, the Expert Mechanism has a mandate to provide the Human Rights Council with expertise and advice on the rights of Indigenous peoples as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and assist UN Member States, upon request, in achieving the ends of the Declaration through the promotion, protection and fulfilment of the rights of Indigenous peoples.

This free seminar offers a special opportunity for First Nations citizens, faculty, students and the public to learn about Indigenous and state perspectives on issues related to the repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains.

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The Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia, where the event will take place, is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.




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As limited seating is available, please register for the event ONLY if you are confirmed to attend. Only registered attendees will be admitted.

The seminar will take place in the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations Longhouse, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 4-5, 2020.

UBC classes welcome. Please contact Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot in advance if you are interested in bringing your class.

This event is in a wheelchair accessible building.

Catering will be provided.

For inquiries regarding this event, please contact UBC’s Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, at Sheryl.lightfoot@ubc.ca




Information for Attendees:

Attendees not presenting at the event are responsible for their own accommodations. The following list of hotels are provided for your convenience:

  • RiverRock Hotel & Casino - https://riverrock.com/

  • Coast Hotel, Vancouver Airport - coasthotels.com/hotels/bc/vancouver/coast-vancouver-airport-hotel/

  • Quality Hotel Airport South - https://www.choicehotels.com/en-ca/british-columbia/richmond/quality-inn-hotels/cn459?mc=llyxcncnnbl&pmf=canada

  • Vancouver Airport Condos - http://www.vancouverairportcondos.net/

  • Park Inn & Suites by Radisson, Vancouver - https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/park-inn-vancouver-bc?cid=a:se+b:gmb+c:amer+i:local+e:pii+d:ca+h:BCVANCOU

  • Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre - https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/vancouver/yvrbw/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=Goo gleMaps-_-HI-_-CA-_-YVRBW

  • Executive Hotel Vintage Park - https://www.vancouverdowntownhotel.net/

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