Event Details:

Indigenous Youth and Human Rights
Register: https://forms.gle/xkFGgUZajePFYysD7

When: Weds, October 12, 2022, 6-8PM

Where: Wolf Law Building, Room 206 University of Colorado Boulder
2450 Kittredge Loop Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with a meal prepared from Native-sourced recipes and ingredients, free t-shirts, stickers, and an opportunity for activism! Come learn about the importance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the struggle for human rights and the well-being of the Earth! Renowned author and speaker, Walter Echo-Hawk, President of the Pawnee Nation, will speak virtually about the Declaration and the current Indigenous rights movement.

Colorado Law students will lead interactive discussion about the Declaration’s provisions and there will be an opportunity to create art for advocacy to be shared on social media! Dinner will be provided from Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery. All are welcome!


On October 12, 2022, The Implementation Project will host an event for Indigenous youth and allies to learn about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration) and the movement to achieve its implementation in the U.S. The event will be held to coincide with the celebration of U.S. Indigenous Peoples Day, during the week of Oct 9.

A grant from the City of Boulder, the location of The Implementation Project’s two partner organizations – NARF and the University of Colorado (CU) Law School – funded the event. The Project partnered with the CU Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies to provide Indigenous youth and allies, especially high school and undergraduate students, and members of the Boulder public a unique opportunity to learn about the human rights of Indigenous Peoples as protected in the Declaration.

“To implement the Declaration in the U.S., we need a next generation educated on the terms of the Declaration and the need to protect Indigenous human rights,” said Implementation Project Co-Director and Native American Rights Fund (NARF) Staff Attorney Sue Noe.

“The City of Boulder Human Relations Commission contributed to this event to inspire and empower future implementation advocates. We invite Indigenous youth, allies, and the public to learn about an international instrument created by and for Indigenous Peoples. Attendees will hear from author, tribal leader, and attorney Walter R. Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), who is leading his tribal government as the Pawnee Nation determines how it will implement the Declaration,” said Implementation Project Co-Director Kristen Carpenter, the Colorado Law American Indian Law Program Director and Council Tree Professor of Law.

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