Romeo Saganash speaks at UWinnipeg

Romeo Saganash, photo supplied

Romeo Saganash, photo supplied

How can the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)be involved in shaping the future of experiential learning at UWinnipeg and beyond? Romeo Saganash, MP of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou, will be speaking on this at UWinnipeg on Friday, November 18, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., in the Thomas Sill Multipurpose Room, Axworthy Health and RecPlex. Everyone is welcome and coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is hosted by the University of Winnipeg Experiential Learning Network.

Saganash has spent 23 years negotiating with the United Nations for the rights of Indigenous people on a global scale. He has represented the citizens of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou since 2011 and was the first Indigenous MP elected in Quebec. He has served as NDP critic for Energy and Natural Resources, International Development, and as deputy critic for Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs.

Canada endorsed the UNDRIP in 2010. According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Canada must adopt and implement the UNDRIP as the framework for reconciliation. Saganash is currently working across the country to raise awareness and support for his private members Bill C-262: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act to ensure Canada fully adopts and implements UNDRIP.

*The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.




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