A long time coming’: UBC professor joins UN group for Indigenous issues – The Globe and Mail

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A long time coming’: UBC professor joins UN group for Indigenous issues – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202111 Views

As an Anishinaabe kid growing up in urban Minneapolis, Sheryl Lightfoot had at least two memorable influences in her life.

The first was her mother, a single parent without a university degree who insisted that her children get a postsecondary education.

The second was the American Indian Movement, a civil-rights group founded in Minneapolis in 1968 that gave the young girl – now a professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver – a window into the worlds of politics, activism and Indigenous rights.

Those threads recently came together for Dr. Lightfoot, with her appointment to a United Nations group designed to help member countries meet the goals of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

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