Indigenous Rights Information Series starting in September

Indigenous Rights Information Series starting in September

August 30, 2016

On 13 September 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), after almost 20 years of negotiation. So, what does the Declaration mean for New Zealand?  

Almost a decade on, what difference has the Declaration made?  What are the barriers to its implementation, and what can be done to address these?

On 13 September 2016, come and hear a panel of expert speakers discuss the UNDRIP: past, present and future.  This forum is the first in a series of events hosted by the Human Rights Commission, leading up to the 10th anniversary of the UNDRIP. 


  • Prue Kapua (Ngāti Whakaue, Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu), National President, Māori Women’s Welfare League
  • Valmaine Toki (Ngāti Wai, Ngā Puhi), Expert Member, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Additional speaker to be announced

The panel will be chaired by Indigenous Rights Commissioner, Karen Johansen (Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Ngāi Tamanuhiri). The expert speaker presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion.

For more information and the confirmed location for this event, please contact: [email protected] or (09) 306 2653. 


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