With a Bachelor Education and Environmental Studies, Cleo Reece taught at Keyano College, and has been involved in Cree language revitalization and oral history. She is a member of Fort McMurray First Nation, and a past Council member. As the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta designate, she participated on the Traditional Knowledge Steering Committee for the Mackenzie River Basin Board for four years, and is on the Treaty 8 education committee. Cleo is the coordinator for the Healing Gathering for the Land and Water. This event evolved organically out of the Tarsands Healing Walk, an internationally famous event produced by Keepers of the Athabasca and many other partners.

 

Workshop

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

This workshop examines Canada’s history with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), in comparison to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Keepers of the Athabasca will examine reasons Canada initially felt it could not sign on, continuing objections to the UNDRIP terms, and the lasting impacts on Indigenous Peoples in Canada due to this reluctance. Looking holistically at Canada’s record with the SDG’s in Indigenous communities, and Canada’s decision to sign on to UNDRIP, Keepers of the Athabasca hopes to help construct a pathway forward to future fairness and equity, which has not yet existed in our Country.

This workshop is co-hosted with Jule Asterisk, Interim Executive Director of Keepers of the Athabasca.

 

Look for this workshop in the Thursday Afternoon program at 2:00 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10 Reduced InequalitiesAlberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 Partnerships for Goals