Historical Justice and Indigenous Peoples’ Justice Claims in the United States

Date and time: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 05:00 to 07:00
Type: 
Location: 
Boston, USA
Registration: 
Open

About

On October 22, the New England Law Center for International Law and Policy is holding an event on "Historical Justice and Indigenous Peoples’ Justice Claims in the United States: The Experience of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission." The event features a screening of "First Light," a documentary on the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and a conversation with the film’s director, Adam Mazo.

The event also includes a panel discussion on the international law and restorative justice implications of a domestic truth commission. Panelists include:

  • Esther Attean, Co-chair, Maine-Wabanaki REACH
  • Mishy Lesser, Learning Director, Upstander Project
  • Samantha Lednicky, Former Fellow, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Allison Dussias, Professor, New England Law | Boston (moderator)

The event is co-sponsored by the Transitional Justice Rule of Law (TJROL) Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Upstander Project.

How to Attend

To RSVP, please contact Professor Lisa Laplante at llaplante@nesl.edu or 617-422-7374. For more information, visit the event webpage.