The University of Colorado Law School will host indigenous rights experts to discuss opportunities and challenges in entrepreneurship for indigenous peoples during a two-day United Nations seminar March 6-7.
The Expert Seminar on Opportunities and Challenges for Indigenous Peoples' Entrepreneurship will conclude with a public lecture by Chief Wilton Littlechild, who is serving in his final year on the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The mechanism was established by the United Nations main human rights body, the Human Rights Council, in 2007 to conduct studies and provide advice on the rights of indigenous peoples.
Littlechild's talk is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 7 in the Wittemeyer Courtoom inside the Wolf Law Building on the Boulder campus.
Littlechild is an honorary chief of the Maskwacis Cree First Nation and a former senator in the Canadian Parliament.
"In addressing the Colorado community, Chief Littlechild will draw upon his three decades of service with the United Nations, sharing his experience as an indigenous chief and lawyer who has worked both nationally and internationally to advance indigenous peoples' rights," according to a CU news release. "With a special focus on indigenous entrepreneurship, he will also speak on the importance of fostering indigenous access to business and financial services in our increasingly global economy."
At the two-day meeting, experts from around the world will meet and draft a report for the United Nations Human Rights Council based on their findings.
To RSVP to the public lecture, visit cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3QX2c8vDjKCcO9f.
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