Jule Asterisk is interim Executive Director for Keepers of the Athabasca, and a Director with the Society of High Prairie Regional Environmental Action Committee. She has been involved in initiating solar installation partnerships, recycling programs, a homeless shelter, educational workshops, and events such as Alberta Culture Days, and the We Are The Land conference. Jule is honoured to work with groups over the past 20 years in Northern Alberta to address environmental, social, and waste management challenges, including municipalities, folk festivals, First Nations, industries, youth groups, citizens’ groups, the Slave Lake Elders’ Wisdom Circle, and Northern Lakes College student union.

 

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 Quin Jackson-Buck 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