Investor webinar on B.C. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

Wed, April 22, 2020

11:00AM-12:00PM ET


Join us on Wednesday, April 22 at 11am ET for an opportunity to learn about, and provide support for, a global precedent in regard to the legislative implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

British Columbia’s new Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act sets out a process to align all of the Canadian province’s laws, from forestry extraction to oil and gas development, with UNDRIP. The Act provides the Province, indigenous peoples, businesses and local governments with better tools to build a robust and sustainable economy that respects the fundamental rights of indigenous peoples.

This is an extremely important development in the effort to implement UNDRIP that will have global relevance. However, its success will in part depend on strong public support for this agenda from both investors and companies. This webinar will detail what the legislation entails, its national and global significance, and what investors can do to ensure its success.

Join Merle Alexander, one of B.C.’s most respected indigenous lawyers and a co-drafter of the new legislation for a webinar presentation and discussion on what the Act does and does not mean for business and investment in B.C. As well, Joan Carling, indigenous rights activist and environmental defender from the Philippines will outline the importance of the legislation from a global perspective.