Queen’s University Archives Lecture 2018

Event Date: 
Nov 8, 2018
Event Location: 
1923 Reading Room, Douglas Library

Queen’s University Library invites all members of the Queen's and Kingston communities to a special lecture by Murray Klippenstein. The 36th annual Queen’s University Archives Lecture, "Indigenous Stories from Queen’s Archives: The Daniel MacMartin Diary and the Original Oral Promises of Treaty 9” is presented as part of our Treaties Recognition Week activities at the library. 

Murrray Klippenstein has practiced as a public interest organizational and litigation lawyer in Toronto almost three decades, founding his own small law firm twenty years ago.  Murray has represented clients and organizations in the fields of indigenous law, environmental law, civil rights, affordable housing, international human rights, and other areas.  Murray has for many years represented an indigenous Cree Tribal Council in the far north James Bay area of Ontario in defending their indigenous and Treaty rights on issues arising from mining and forestry in their ancestral territory.  Murray is also lead litigation counsel in a ground-breaking international human rights lawsuit against international Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals, on behalf of a group of Indigenous Mayan individuals in Guatemala, for alleged gang rapes and murder at the Hudbay mine there.  Murray is currently co-lead litigation counsel in a class action for approximately 1,000 protestors and citizens who were detained by Toronto Police in wrongful mass arrests during the 2010 G-20 Economic Summit in Toronto.

Murray has received many awards for his human rights work from the labour union, Indigenous and academic sectors. He has twice been named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in their annual survey as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. 

The Queen’s University Archives lecture will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2 pm in the 1923 Reading Room, Douglas Library. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the lecture. Please RSVP by Thursday November 1: 613 533-2378.

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