Purpose

The initiative is to bring together community advocates, scholars, and policy makers to review the current political realities of Indigenous land rights, including trust land issues and environmental degradation, the legal instruments available for the protection of Indigenous land, including international law, and the practical consequences and implications of these laws for the sovereignty and well-being of Indigenous communities. The intended outcome is to develop working groups as needed, and to chart a course of action for the protection of Indigenous land rights.

Symposium 2011

Indigenous Land Rights and Religious Freedom:
A Community Symposium

Wake Forest University, April 7-8, 2011, “The Barn” in Reynolda Village

The symposium will bring together community advocates, scholars, and policy makers to review the current political realities of Indigenous land rights, including trust land issues and environmental degradation, the legal instruments available for the protection of Indigenous land, including international law, and the practical consequences and implications of these laws for the sovereignty and well-being of Indigenous communities. The intended outcome is to develop working groups as needed, and to chart a course of action for the protection of Indigenous land rights. A copy of the Symposium Schedule and speaker bios are available.

Registration to open February 25, 2011, click here.

The Symposium hotel is the Clarion Collection Sundance Plaza Hotel and Spa at http://www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-winstonsalem-north_carolina-NC486.

Sponsored by: Initiative on Religion, Ethics and Law, Religion and Public Engagement, Institute for Public Engagement, WFU Humanities Institute, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University School of Law Pro Bono Project, Center for Native Health (Cherokee, NC) in collaboration with the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.

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