Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston is the Program Coordinator for Aboriginal Affairs for the Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers). Educated at McMaster University, Hamilton (BA (Hons.), and the University of Guelph (MA), she has been a lecturer in Canadian Studies at the University of Waterloo. Her work in recent years has focused on international Indigenous rights, specifically the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She was involved in the lobbying to ensure the successful adoption of the Declaration at the United Nations in both Geneva and New York, and has worked with Indigenous and state representatives as well as human rights organizations in various regions of the world. Her work is now focusing on implementation of the Declaration.
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Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Triumph, Hope, and Action

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

A multidisciplinary collection analyzing the development of the Declaration, the triumph of its adoption, and the hopes and actions for its implementation.

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