CASHRA 2007 ~ Gathering Wisdom

The NWT Human Rights Commission invites you to "Gathering Wisdom", the annual national CASHRA conference in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on June 18-19, 2007. Come and experience this innovative and informative conference in the land of the midnight sun!

There will be a variety of workshops and plenary sessions to choose from:

For the first time, CASHRA members can participate in facilitated discussions where they can develop strategies on:

On June 17, delegates will not want to miss the pre-conference workshop. Co-hosted by Rights and Democracy, delegates can learn about international and national strategies for advancing indigenous human rights.

We are thrilled to announce that Sheila Watt-Cloutier is a confirmed keynote speaker. Recipient of numerous awards including the Order of Canada, Ms. Watt-Cloutier will speak to the protection of Inuit human rights in the face of global climate changes.

CASHRA 2007 is happening at one of the best times of the year to be in Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories. Throughout the week, the city will be celebrating the summer solstice with festivals, musical entertainment, and the famous Midnight Sun Golf Tournament. There will be many opportunities to learn about the unique cultures of the North through museums, art galleries, and musical performances. If you decide to extend your trip, you may wish to participate in National Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21, and explore the NWT's natural beauty by taking a kayak or canoe trip, going fishing, or traveling to a wilderness lodge.

Be sure to check our website often for updates on confirmed keynote speakers and special events.