- Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00PM, Fairhaven Auditorium, Dr. Robin Gray (University of Toronto Mississauga), “Embodied Heritage: Enactments of Indigenous Sovereignty,” Fairhaven College Auditorium (organized by the World Issues Forum and the Canada House, for questions please contact Natalie Baloy, firstname.lastname@example.org).
“In the contemporary era, Indigenous nationhood exists at multiple scales. It’s most visible and recognized in elected councils that negotiate rights with settler states, but far less visible to the outside world are the dynamic ways of knowing, being and doing that continue to anchor Indigenous sovereignty in place. From the Ts’msyen Nation, I provide examples of feasting, land and waterway protection, repatriation and dance groups to highlight the role that embodied heritage plays in maintaining and reinforcing Ts’msyen law, politics and nationhood.”
- Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:00PM, Fairhaven Auditorium, Tae-Ung Baik (University of Hawaii Law School), “Human Rights Norms, Institutions, and Enforcement in Reality: With a Focus on Enforced Disappearances,” Fairhaven College Auditorium (organized by the World Issues Forum, for questions please contact email@example.com).
“Enforced disappearance is one of the most heinous human right violations. As an independent expert member of the UN Human Rights Council Special Procedure mechanism, Professor Baik will explain the UN’s efforts to fight against the human rights violations based on his first-hand account experience as member and Vice-chair of the Working Group. Baik will also discuss the reality of human rights norms, institution, and enforcement introducing new challenges that the world community is encountering such as the violations committed by non-state actors, short-term enforced disappearances, the disappearances in the context of migration, and protecting the rights of the victims in the context of counter-terrorism and national security campaigns.”