Indigenous peoples have the right to the full enjoyment, as a collective or as individuals, of all human rights and fundamental freedoms (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)
The Centre for Human Rights Research is supporting work by Prof. Brenda Gunn and Métis consultant Celeste McKay on implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
They organized a national academic forum on the human rights of Indigenous peoples in January 2019 and an online expert seminar in February 2021, along with a public talk on Indigenous self-determination.
Missing the Bus: Indigenous Women, Two-Spirit People and Public Transit in Western Canada
Dr. Adele Perry, Director of the Centre for Human Rights Research is working alongside Co-Investigator Jocelyn Thorpe and Collaborator Karine Duhamel in this SSHRC-funded project that will assess what we know, and do not know about how public transit and the lack of it shapes the lives of Indigenous women and Two-Spirit Plus people in Western Canada.
Loss and Survival
The Centre for Human Rights Research co-sponsors events on Indigenous rights, including the launch of the book Dammed.
For Earth Day 2021, the Centre for Human Rights Research hosted a screening of the first of a series of videos produced by the David Suzuki Foundation exploring the concept of LAND BACK. Panelists explored themes of Land Back and the opportunities it brings. Watch the video of the event here.