Indigenous Peoples & Global Challenges

February 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Online via Zoom
Luisa Castenada-Quintana

Indigenous Peoples & Global Challenges–Dialogues on Indigenous Peoples’ Territories: Stories of Resilience

Anne Nuorgam in conversation with Luisa Castenada-Quintana.

Opening remarks by Professor Frédéric Mégret and Simon Filiatrault, co-president of ILADA

About the series.

The Dialogues on Indigenous Peoples’ territories: stories of resilience series is an initiative to start conversations on Indigenous Peoples, their realities, endeavours, and positive contributions on issues of global concern. The objective will involve students, scholars, the faculty, civil society, and the larger public in meaningful discussions to foster theoretical and practical engagement to advance Indigenous Peoples’ rights.  The dialogues are coordinated by McGill Doctoral Candidate Luisa Castaneda-Quintana, in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Indigenous Law Association / Association du Droit Autochtone (ILADA).

About the speakers

Anne Nuorgam, Sámi people, Chair, The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Anne Nuorgam is a long-term Sámi politician and a lawyer who holds a Master of Law degree and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Lapland. She has been a member of the Sámi Parliament of Finland since 2000. Ms. Nuorgam is the Chair of Veahčanjárga Fishery. She has been working on reconciliation issues and now works as the Head of the Sámi Council’s Human Rights Unit.  Ms. Nuorgam is the Chair of the UNPFII, elected in 2019 during the 18th session, and is currently conducting her second mandate.

Luisa Castaneda-Quintana is a DCL candidate at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She is conducting her research under the supervision of Prof. Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli, focusing on legal pluralism, extractive industries, resistance, and Indigenous Peoples’ identity. Specifically, she analyzes how the Wiwa people’s interactions with different normative orders in the context of extractivism have transformed their identity and forged various forms of resistance. Read more about Luisa here.

Thursday, February 17, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Time (ET)

Registration required

In collaboration with the CHRLP and the Indigenous Law Association / Association du Droit Autochtone