2017 Pathways to Respecting American Indians Civil Rights Conference
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM (MDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
August 9-10, 2017
The American Indians Pathways Taskforce is hosting a FREE two-day training and education conference to promote the civil rights of American Indians.
Topics will include information on health care, employment, education and environmental justice. Also included will be discussions on crisis issues within the Native American communities such as children and families, hate crimes, the loss of culture and mascots.
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Professor S. James Anaya
Dean of Law
University of Colorado Law
S. James Anaya is a Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (USA), where he teaches and writes in the areas of international human rights and issues concerning indigenous peoples. Professor Anaya is a graduate of the University of New Mexico (B.A., 1980) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1983). Among his numerous publications is his acclaimed book, Indigenous Peoples in International Law (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996, 2d. ed. 2004) and his widely-used co-authored textbook, International Human Rights: Problems of Law, Policy and Practice (Aspen, 6th ed. 2011) (with Hurst Hannum and Dinah Shelton). Professor Anaya served as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from 2008 to 2014. In that capacity, he examined and reported on conditions of indigenous peoples worldwide and responded to allegations of human rights violations against them, including through country visits and direct contacts with governments. For his work in that capacity, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition to his academic work, Professor Anaya has litigated major indigenous rights and human rights cases in domestic and international tribunals, including the U.S. Supreme Court, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the Caribbean Court of Justice. Among his noteworthy activities, he participated in the drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and was the lead counsel for the indigenous parties in the case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua, in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the first time upheld indigenous land rights as a matter of international law. (http://unsr.jamesanaya.org/)
(1) What time does registration begin?
Registration will begin at 8:30 am on August 9. Please email event organizer if you are only attending one day. This will allow us to fill vacant spots on the wait list.
(2) What time does the conference begin?
Main stage conference festivities will begin at 10:00 am on August 9 and August 10.
A Listening Room will be available on both days beginning at 9:00 am.
(3) What is the "Listening Room?"
The "Listening Room" is where representatives from state, federal, local, and community agencies will be available to meet with conference attendees to discuss issues of specific concern.
(4) Is there a fee for this training conference?
No. The conference is free.
(5) I work for an agency/organization interested in educating or promoting Native American issues. May I have an exhibit booth at this conference?
Please contact the Chair of the Exhibitor Committee, Francis McDonald at email@example.com
(6) What can/can't I bring to the event?
Food and beverages are not permitted in the main stage area. You may bring food and beverage in the general area.
(7) Who can I contact if I have questions about this conference?
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(8) Can I update my registration information?
No. The system will not allow you to update registration information. You must cancel your registration and re-register.
(9) The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. But we prefer each person register so they can be sent a survey.
(10) What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Attendees are encouraged to take RTD. Light rail lines stop at Auraria Campus. The most convenient parking will be located on 9th Street at the Tivoli Parking Garage. The King Center is located on 9th Street--about half a block from the Tivoli Student Union Building. Click here for a link to the Auraria Campus map: http://www.ahec.edu/campusmaps/maps.htm
(11) Where can I find food?
In addition to vending machines inside the King Center, there are several food vendors on the Auraria Campus.
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Pathways to American Indians Civil Rights Task Force
Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights Conference is a subgroup of the Inter-Departmental Task Force on Civil Rights (IDT). The IDT, a consortium of federal, state, local, community and non-profit partners, collaborates to broaden access to a variety of programs. Since its formation in 2000, the IDT has partnered with various organizations to host educational and training conferences.
Since 2012 the conference has been held at Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado. The free conference draws participants from across the country.
The keynote presenters have included Ms. LaDonna Harris (Comanche) activist, advocate, author, president of Americans for Indian Opportunity. The documentary film, Indian 101, was the story of Ms. Harris and her extensive life of political and social activism; Mr. Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota)1964 Olympic Gold Medalist, accomplished author, National Spokesperson for Christian Relief Services. He has received five honorary doctorates, and recipient of the Distinguished Service Citation. Mr. Mill's life was featured in the movie, Running Brave; Mr. Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet) an attorney, author and syndicated columnist (for Indian Country Today and other publications); Mr. Michael Bird (Santo Domingo, San Juan Pueblo), a Public Health Consultant who was the first Native President of the American Public Health Society; Ms. Velveta Golightly-Howell, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, EPA; Ms. Kim Gillan, US Department of Health and Human Services regional director for region VIII's Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs; Mr. John Foster Dulles, former director US-Commission on Civil Rights, current president of Human Rights Consultancy; Dr. Henrietta Mann (Cheyenne) Professor Emeritus of Native American Studies at Montana State University and Special Assistant to the President and founding president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College at Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Ms. Eve Hill, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; Mr. Leon Rodriguez, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Professor Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (Crow Creek Sioux) professor, author and lecturer; and Grace Sage Musser, Ph.D. (Oneida Nation of Indians of Wisconsin) psychologist at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and an original member of the Cross-Cultural Conflict Conciliation Team who helped develop cross cultural training for the entire campus.