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Course Examines Interface of Indigenous Peoples Movement and International Community
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NEW YORK, New York. Columbia University has released an open online course, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, to examine how Indigenous Peoples have been contesting norms, institutions and global debates in the past 50 years, and how they have been re-shaping and gradually decolonizing these systems at international and national levels. The self-paced course is free and open to all on edX.org with an optional paid verified certificate program.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Carla Fredericks, Columbia Law School alumna, scholar, lawyer and advocate for Indigenous Peoples’ rights in governance, development and global policy has been appointed as the new Executive Director of The Christensen Fund. Carla Fredericks currently serves as Clinical Professor and Director of the American Indian Law Clinic at Colorado Law.

Jalisco, Mexico, October 28, 29, 30, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights, through its Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, will participate at the International Congress of Cultural and Creative Industries 2020. The Congress is organized online by the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco and The Office of UNESCO in Mexico. The Director of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, Elsa Stamatopoulou, will give a keynote address on 28 October on "Cultural Rights in the Covid Crisis".

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The enthusiasm was palpable October 12th at Columbia, but also more broadly, about this first Indigenous Peoples’ Day commemoration at our university. Many Columbia entities collaborated for this, but also the New York University community. We congratulate all cosponsors for the interest, spirit of solidarity and decolonization ethic that embraced the event.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to make this announcement on this, the first commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day at Columbia, October 12th 2020. This course became possible thanks to an award from the Provost’s Office.

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