An Insight into the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)
Summer Okibe is a 2nd-year LLM student at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include Indigenous Law, Aboriginal Rights, Governance, and Indigenous Feminism. Her research, in a nutshell, is focused on the effect of the “Proof of Aboriginal Title in Court.”
Summer is the founder of Indigenous Law Advocacy Network, an initiative that advocates for the rights of Indigenous peoples in Africa and North America. She is also the co-founder of Spursome, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to prospective graduate students.
Her presentation will focus on the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada; a discussion into the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP); Why UNDRIP came as a gift to Indigenous peoples; Specific Articles of UNDRIP that protect Indigenous peoples rights and affects the State and the caveat in UNDRIP.