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Advisor – Indigenous Organizations

Speaker

Paul L.A.H. Chartrand, I.P.C.(Canada’s Indigenous Bar Association)

Teach.Cert.(MB), B.A. (Wpg), LL.B.(Hons) QUT Australia, LL.M. (Sask)

Professor of Law (retired), Lawyer.

Paul Chartrand participated as a representative and as an advisor to indigenous organisations in the process leading up to the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) for a period of some 28 years. His areas of expertise include international, comparative and domestic state law and policy respecting indigenous people.

He has held university appointments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA and is a widely-published author.

In Canada he has served on a number of public bodies including the federal Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1991-96), the province of Manitoba’s Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission (www.ajic.mb.ca), and Canada’s Aboriginal Healing Foundation.