Whitecap Dakota Nation’s Self-Government Treaty – Promotion of Indigenous Language and Culture in Focus

Held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 1 pm - 2 pm ET

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, join us on June 21, 2023 for a discussion on the Self-Government Treaty Recognizing the Whitecap Dakota Nation/ Wapaha Ska Dakota Oyate. We will hear from Murray Long (Director, Self-Government for Whitecap Dakota First Nation) and Aaron Christoff (partner, Gowling WLG) on the protection of Indigenous language and culture through self-government agreements and modern treaties.

This webinar will address: 

  1. What is Whitecap Dakota Nation’s Self-Government Treaty and how did it come about?
  2. How does the Self-Government Treaty reconcile Whitecap Dakota’s traditional knowledge and intellectual property?
  3. What kinds of initiatives are Whitecap Dakota working on to promote and protect its language and culture? What funding arrangements are in place to support that work?
  4. What should intellectual property lawyers know about the likely impact of agreements and treaties like Whitecap Dakota’s Self-Government Treaty on their practice?

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains up to 1 hour Professionalism, Ethics or EDI where applicable.

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