Published: Sept. 14, 2017

On Sept. 13 and 14, 2017, the University of Colorado Law School and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues hosted a dynamic event to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. During this two-day event, participants looked back at the advocacy that resulted in the passage of the Declaration, discussed its present-day usage, and looked forward to implementation and the future.

Highlight Video

Narrated by Doug Good Feather, executive director of the Lakota Way Healing Center, whose remarks served as the invocation to the event. 

Recorded Sessions

Welcome and Invocation
Plenary: Making of the Declaration
"Fireside Chat" with Dean S. James Anaya and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (former and current U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)
Keynote: Walter Echo-Hawk
Plenary: Implementation Over 10 Years
Plenary: World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (2014) and Moving Forward
Welcome and Invocation: Day Two
Plenary: Sharing of Group Findings and Closing
Thank you to the Native American Rights Fund for its support as Presenting Sponsor of this event.