"The Victory of American Indian Rights at the United Nations" presented by alumna Dr. Kay McGowan

Thursday, March 14
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Kochoff Hall A & B,
University Center (UC)

Join us for this special presentation by Dr. Kay McGowan, Native American scholar/activist and UM-Dearborn alumna, 1984.

For the past 25 years Dr. McGowan, a Choctaw/Cherokee native, has worked tirelessly for the indigenous rights of Native Peoples throughout the world. She helped write the world-historic United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. She also testified on Water as a Human Right to the United Nations, which was responsible, in part, for the UN’s visit to Detroit to monitor human rights over access to water. She serves as an international peace mediator through the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Dr. McGowan was inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 2009.

Sponsored by: Dept. of Behavioral Sciences; Earth and Environment Discipline; Women’s and Gender Studies Program; Dept. of Natural Sciences; Environmental Interpretive Center; CASL Dean’s Office; CEHHS Dean’s Office. 

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