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Public Talk: Indigenous Disruptions: How Indigenous Self-Determination Practices Can Deepen and Expand International Theory

February 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location:2220-2228 Richcraft Hall

Reception to follow

photo of Sheryl LightfootSheryl Lightfoot
Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics; and
Associate Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Political Science,
The University of British Columbia

Sheryl Lightfoot (Anishinaabe, Lake Superior Band) is Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics at the University of British Columbia, where she holds faculty appointments in Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs as well as an association with the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. She serves as the Vice Chair and North American Member on the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) as well as Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Indigenous Affairs, where she is the lead on UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan and directs the Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives. She is currently President of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). Her research focuses on Indigenous global politics, especially Indigenous rights and their implementation in global, national and regional contexts.