The Introduction to Status, Realities, Legal Framework and Future of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada, hosted by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and Diversity and Inclusion Center. Panelists included Bradley D. Regehr, Dr. Tracy Bear, Kevin Gover, and Patty Ferguson-Bohnee who discussed the current status and resiliency of indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada. The panelists addressed the critical question of how past discriminatory – and even brutal governmental policies – led us to the current status of indigenous peoples today. More importantly, the panelists discussed what steps, laws, and policies can be taken to improve the lives of indigenous peoples in the United States. and Canada. The panelists compared and contrasted the history, status, and future of the First Nations People in Canada vs. American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States. After the panel discussion, the audience gained a high-level overview of the issues around indigenous populations, which we hope will lead to a desire to learn more.
Listen to the recording and find additional resources here.

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