Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2017

This year's Nobel Peace Prize Forum is about indigenous peoples' rights, and peace prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum will be our keynote speaker. To further discuss this issue, a panel will focus on two current events: the Dakota Access Pipeline and mining in Finnmark.

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This year's forum is titled Across dividing lines: Indigenous peoples' rights within the context of social justice and environmental protection.

  • 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • It is 25 years since Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with indigenous peoples’ rights



Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Dr. Menchú Tum, 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will talk about the state of affairs concerning indigenous peoples in the world. 


  • Edward John - Grand Chief of Tl'azt'en Nation
  • Holy Elk Lafferty
  • Stephanie Hope Smith - Mediator at Standing Rock conflict
  • Aili Keskitalo - Saami Parliament President
  • Elisabeth Gammelsæter - Secretary General of the Norwegian Mineral Industry
  • Øyvind Ravna - Professor of Law, University of Tromsø


Fred de Sam Lazaro - Executive Director, Undertold Stories Project Correspondent - University of St Thomas (USA)


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Published Nov. 29, 2017 3:23 PM - Last modified Dec. 7, 2017 3:07 PM