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Indigenous Peoples and Environmental (In)Justice: Building the Case for Human Rights Accountability

Sustainability Series

Rebecca Tsosie

  • Regents' Professor of Law
  • Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Arizona

Rebecca Tsosie was the first faculty Executive Director for Arizona State University’s Indian Legal Program and served in that position for 15 years. She is currently a Regent’s Professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and also serves as Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. Professor Tsosie is widely known for her work in the fields of Federal Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights, she has also published widely on sovereignty, self-determination, cultural pluralism, environmental policy and cultural rights.

In this lecture, Tsosie will talk about the harms caused by the extractive industries upon the environment and human health. She will discuss the impacts of this development upon indigenous peoples, the shortcomings of domestic law as a mechanism for protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and focus on building a theory of accountability founded upon respect for human rights.

This lecture has been designed to complement our Free Film Screening: Homeland, Four Portraits of Native Action, that will take place the day after this lecture.

Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.