AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, seventh meeting
23 January 2012 (Washington DC, USA)

The meeting will begin with an opening plenary presented by Rebecca Tsosie, Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. It will continue with working group meetings, training workshops, and panel discussions on: research collaborations with indigenous scientists and communities; indigenous people, human rights, science and technology; and benefit sharing: a human rights approach to indigenous knowledge. An evening panel will focus on “indigenous voices in scientific debate: human rights, the environment and climate change” where panelists will discuss the role of traditional knowledge in developing responses to climate change, the ways in which indigenous communities have contributed to the larger scientific and policy dialogue, and efforts to protect indigenous peoples’ rights under domestic policies and international treaties. Visit the event’s website …