The Colombian government recently signed a peace accord with FARC rebels and initiated peace talks with ELN rebels, yet violence and human rights abuses continue in Colombia, particularly in areas of economic interest that are often in or near the territory of Indigenous Peoples.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Colombian Indigenous leader Luis Fernando Arias, during the Toronto stop of a Canadian visit co-sponsored by Amnesty International. Colombia’s Indigenous Peoples have suffered disproportionately during five decades of armed conflict in Colombia. The rights of Indigenous communities and their ability to access and use Colombia’s resource-rich land is central to a lasting peace.
- Luis Fernando Arias - Indigenous leader of the Kankuamo people and Chief Counsel of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC).
- Terrylynn Brant - Turtle clan of the Mohawk Nation of Grand River, Six Nations and traditional Mohawk Seedkeeper.
- With music by Ruben Esguerra - multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator born in Colombia.
Food and refreshments will be provided.
When: Tuesday March 7th from 7 – 9 pm
Where: 100 St. George Street, Sidney Smith Hall 2098, University of Toronto – see map here
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/674363736105131/