May 31 2013 - Wilfrid Laurier University, Six Nations Polytechnic, and the University of Saskatchewan collaborated on a research project on the Internationalization of Indigenous Rights and Governance. This project is funded by a research grant from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) to study the impact of international institutions and global governance documents in promoting legislative protection and culture survival for Indigenous peoples. Indigenous and non-indigenous scholars engaged in critical dialogue concerning the global economy, the internationalization of Indigenous rights, the effectiveness of international instruments, and their implementation in local and global settings. This was the first interdisciplinary meeting of the project. This meeting will be followed by international teleconferences and will culminate in a June 2014 international forum at CIGI.