June 14, 2018
Professors present at Indigenous rights workshop in Norway
Robert Hamilton and Nigel Bankes were in Tromsø, Norway on June 7 and 8 attending an authors’ workshop on Indigenous Rights in Marine Areas. Robert presented a paper entitled “Indigenous Legal Traditions, Inter-Societal Law, and the Colonization of Marine Areas”. Nigel was the principal organizer of the workshop and presented a paper on “Modern land claim agreements and Indigenous rights with respect to marine areas and resources in Canada”. Also attending was Isabela Figueroa a graduate from Calgary’s LLM program. Isabela now holds an appointment as a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Humanities Universidad del Magdalena Santa Marta, Colombia and was presenting a paper on “Indigenous fishing rights in Colombia: a net of dispossession and invisibility”.