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Upcoming Event
Havajo-Hopi Water Rights and Indigenous Human Rights Workshop and Forum
Date/Time: Friday, February 21, 2014  08:30:AM
Location: Rountree Hall - Room 204

The University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program and Native Nations Institute are sponsoring a Workshop and Forum on Navajo-Hopi Water Rights and Indigenous Human Rights at the UA Rogers College of Law Rountree Hall, Room 204 on Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. The public is invited to attend, but seating is limited, so please arrive on time. A more detailed agenda and list of speakers will be forthcoming. Thank you.

 

Navajo-Hopi Water Rights and Indigenous Human Rights: A Workshop and Forum

Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

The University of Arizona Rogers College of Law (NW corner of Mountain and Speedway)

Sponsored by The University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program and   Native Nations Institute (NNI), Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Rountree Hall Room 204

 

Publicity for a recent talk presented by the University of Arizona Water Research Resources Center, featuring Stanley Pollack, Assistant Attorney General for the Navajo Nation, noted that the rejection of the Little Colorado River settlement marks the first time that an Indian water rights settlement was voted down by a tribal council while the settlement was pending before Congress. The IPLP Human Rights Workshop will focus on the interplay of water, indigenous human rights, and extractive industries in the rejection of the settlement by the Navajo Nation. The IPLP Human Rights Forum will present a variety of perspectives and experiences in reflecting on the reasons for the rejection of the settlement by the Navajo Nation and the lessons learned by the unique coalition of Navajo and Hopi former elected government officials, longtime Indian water rights activists,  grassroots community organizers and non-Native environmental groups, who successfully utilized social media and other forms of human rights communicative strategies to publicize their message that the Navajo Nation should reject the settlement. All events will be held in Room 204 of Rountree Hall on the Rogers College of Law campus. The public is invited to attend, but seating is limited, so please arrive on time. 

The Workshop and Forum event schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 21, 2014

8:30-9:00 am: Welcome, Overview, and Introductions

9:00-9:45 am:  IPLP Human Rights Workshop Scheduled Workshop Presentations will address the issues of water, indigenous human rights and extractive industries in Navajo-Hopi Country

9:45-10:00 am: Questions from the audience

10:00-11:00 am: IPLP Human Rights Forum on Navajo-Hopi Water Rights: History and Background  Scheduled Forum Presentations during this segment will address the history, law, politics and background of the water rights issue in Navajo and Hopi Country

11:00-11:15 am: Break

11:15 am:-12:15 pm: IPLP Human Rights Forum on the Water Rights Crisis in Navajo-Hopi Country Scheduled Forum Presentations during this segment will chronicle the stories and testimony of community members on the meanings of water as a human right to Navajo and Hopi indigenous peoples, the day-to-day struggles of Navajo and Hopi communities in dealing with the water crisis, and Navajo and Hopi human rights activism in addressing the situation.

12:15-12:30: Questions from audience.

 

 

 

Contact: Carrie Stusse  cms1@email.arizona.edu
 
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