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The Wet’suwet’en and the Struggle for Indigenous Rights ~ With Dr. Bruce McIvor

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6:30pm to 8:00pm
at: 

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

cost: 
Free
Join Dr. Bruce McIvor, legal counsel for Unist’ot’en, for an engaging talk with Q&A on what gave rise to the standoff between the Wet’suwet’en and British Columbia, why it has triggered demonstrations across the country, and how British Columbia and Canada can begin to forge a new, respectful relationship with Indigenous Peoples.

Dr. Bruce McIvor is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation, a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing Aboriginal title, Aboriginal rights and Treaty rights. His work includes both litigation and negotiation on behalf of Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Bruce is dedicated to public education. He recently published the third edition of his collection of essays entitled First Peoples Law: Essays in Canadian Law and Decolonization. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law where he teaches the constitutional law of Aboriginal and Treaty rights. Bruce is a proud Métis from the Red River in Manitoba. He holds a law degree, a Ph.D. in Aboriginal and environmental history and is a Fulbright Scholar. A member of the bar in British Columbia and Ontario, Bruce is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of Aboriginal law in Canada. www.firstpeopleslaw.com

"For me, advocacy is bred in the bone.

My ancestors experienced the disloyalty of the French and British, the Acadian Explusion, the conquest of New France, the dispossession at Red River and government’s refusal to honour the numbered Treaties.

First Peoples Law combines my passions for law, history and social justice. Most importantly, it allows me to work with other committed professionals in supporting Indigenous Peoples’ ongoing struggle for respect and justice."