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Conflict, Militarization, and Exploitation of Indigenous Land and Resources
Carr Center Human Rights for Policy. 10/12/2021. Conflict, Militarization, and Exploitation of Indigenous Land and Resources. See full text.Abstract

The 2021 Indigenous Women Convening for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation Conference brought together Indigenous scholars and female leaders from seven Indigenous socio-cultural zones around the world. Together, they shared stories of war and conflict in their territories and discussed collective ways of ideating Indigenous conflict resolution and peacemaking processes.

The event was organized by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights; the Scholars at Risk Program; and the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples, Gender, Justice, and Peace. Co-sponsors included the Center for the Study of World Religions; the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; the Harvard College Writing Program; HUNAP; Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative; and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The event was moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research and Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Shelly Lowe, Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program. Opening remarks were provided by Raquel Vega-Duran, Chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights, and Sushma Raman, Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

This publication features the 10 speakers of the conference and their profound statements on the state of human rights and peacemaking in their respective Indigenous zones.

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Curt Goering

Curt Goering

Carr Center Fellow

Curt Goering has worked in the international human rights and humanitarian fields for forty years, mostly at a senior leadership level. In July 2021, he...

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Nikita  Aggarwal

Nikita Aggarwal

Technology and Human Rights Fellow

Nikita Aggarwal is a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Carr Center, and a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Her...

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David  Adler

David Adler

Former Advisory Board Member

Dr. David Gray Adler is President of The Alturas Institute, a non-profit organization created to promote the Constitution, gender equality, and civic...

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Leah  Wright Rigueur

Leah Wright Rigueur

Carr Center Fellow
Associate Research Professor, SNF Agora Institute and in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University
Leah Wright Rigueur is the Associate Research Professor at the SNF Agora Institute and in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. Her... Read more about Leah Wright Rigueur

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