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Indigenous U of A Law student achieves dream of attending UN – The Gateway Online

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 202020 Views

Casey Caines, an Indigenous first year law student, joined youth from around the world in presenting their ideas at the UN National Assembly.

Casey Caines, a Cree and Slavey first-year law student at the University of Alberta, was selected to participate in a United Nations (UN) Youth Summit, fulfilling her goal of representing Indigenous Peoples at the UN.

Since mid-September, Caines had the opportunity to participate in discussions with other youth delegates around the world about key issues. The main event — featuring performers and discussions with key leaders — would typically take place in New York, but will take place virtually due to COVID-19. The main event was originally to take place on October 24, but was postponed until December 5 due to technical difficulties.

Despite this setback, Caines has already found the experience to be inspiring and fulfilling.

Read More: https://thegatewayonline.ca/2020/11/indigenous-u-of-a-law-student-achieves-dream-of-attending-un/

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