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Other Selected Publications by Stacey Jessiman


  • 'Expert Roundtable on Ukraine: Destruction of Cultural Heritage and Property', Virtual program for 300 registrants hosted by the Public International Law & Policy Group, Georgetown University  February 2, 2023, recording available at:

  • 'A Case Study in Implementing UNDRIP and Indigenous Laws in Museums: Royal BC Museum', Seminar for BC Ministry of Attorney General lawyers, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, Canada, January 25, 2023.

  • 'Museums and UNDRIP', Virtual Seminar for the Indigenous Legal Relations Group of the BC Ministry of the Attorney General, Victoria, Canada, November 15, 2022.

  • 'Understanding the Link between Economic Reconciliation and Repatriation', Invited Lecture, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, International Art World Law & Ethics course, London, England, March 8, 2022.

  • 'Economic Reconciliation – Working in and Shifting a Colonial Framework', Canadian Bar Association- BC Branch Webinar with Cheryl Brooks, September 30, 2021.

  • 'Discovering the Economic Potential of UNDRIP', Invited Lecture, BC Economic Development Association Summit, with Gwen Bridge and Carla Guerrera, Kelowna, Canada, March 10, 2020.

  • 'Developing an International Process for Resolving Indigenous Heritage Repatriation Disputes', Invited Lecture, UBC-EMRIP Conference, Vancouver, Canada, March 5, 2020.

  • ‘How to Advance Economic Reconciliation through Partnership Agreements’, Advanced Business Match Prairies conference, Regina, Canada, February 27, 2019.

  • ‘Drafting and Negotiating Agreements with Project Partners: Principles to Consider for Non-Legal Professionals’, Western Indigenous Consultation and Engagement conference, Canadian Institute, Edmonton, Canada, February 19, 2019.

  • Chair of panel discussion on ‘What Tribes Need from the Federal Government to Best Protect Indigenous Cultural Heritage’, Association on American Indian Affairs 4th Annual Repatriation Conference, Milwaukee, USA, November 15, 2018.

  • ‘Sustainable Indigenous Economic Development: Key Concepts and Best Practices’, Lunch & Learn Series Lecture, JFK Law Corporation, Victoria, Canada, May 8, 2018.

  • ‘Healing through Cultural Recovery and Sustainable Economic Development’, Invited Lecture and Panel Discussion on “Recovery and Renewal from New Orleans to Jalisco”, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University, May 2, 2018.

  • ‘Jewish and Indigenous Looted Treasures: Comparing Legal and Ethical Approaches to Provenance Research and Restitution’, Invited Lecture, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, February 8, 2018.

  • ‘Implementing UNDRIP’, Lunch and Learn Series Lecture, JFK Law Corporation, Victoria, Canada, December 14, 2017.

  • ‘A Distinct Approach for Resolving Indigenous Cultural Heritage Disputes’, Lecture at the ‘Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: A New Paradigm’ conference at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, USA, November 2, 2017.

  • ‘The Inevitable Future of the Indigenous cultural heritage repatriation movement in Canada’, Lecture at the CASCA/IUAES Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 5, 2017.

  • ‘Update on the most important current Indigenous peoples issues in Canada & the US’, Lecture and Co-Chair of panel discussion at the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Annual Conference, Washington, DC, March 10, 2017.

  • ‘The Destruction of Memory’ film screening and Chair of panel discussion on cultural genocide with director Tim Slade, Stanford history professor and genocide expert Norman Naimark and international criminal and human rights lawyer Sareta Ashraph, Stanford University, USA, March 6, 2017. ‘Why Stealing the Sacred Failed to Conquer Indigenous Nations in Canada’, Lecture as part of the ‘Stealing the Sacred to Conquer Nations’ Panel at New York University’s Art and Cultural Heritage Crime Symposium, New York, USA, November 2, 2016.

  • ‘Cultural Heritage Repatriation as a Means of Restorative Justice, Identity Affirmation and Cultural Reinvigoration for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada’, Lecture at the International Association of Genocide Scholars Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, July 17, 2014.

  • ‘Understanding Indigenous Cultural Heritage Repatriation Disputes’, Stanford Archaeology Center Workshop Series Lecture, Stanford University, USA, January 23, 2014.

  • ‘Museums as Opponents and Proponents of Aboriginal Culture and Identity’, Lecture at the Conference of the Law and Society Associations of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Vancouver, Canada, July 3, 2013.

  • ‘Duress in the Removal of Cultural Artefacts from First Nations in Canada’, Lecture at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, York, England, March 27, 2013.

  • ‘The G’psgolox Pole as Involuntary Mediator between Colonized and Colonizer Cultures’, Lecture at the British Museum/UCL Symposium on “The In-betweenness of Things”, London, England, March 23, 2013. ‘Grave Problems? The Meaning of the Marpole Midden Protest and Ruling for Sustainable Development of Historic Urban Landscapes in British

  • Columbia’, Lecture at the Stanford-France Conference on ‘The Conservation of Urban Landscapes & Sustainable Development’, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University, USA, March 7, 2013.

  • ‘Decolonizing the Canadian Museum of Civilization: Barriers and Possibilities’, Lunch Club Series Lecture at the Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University, USA, November 14, 2012.

  • ‘Resolving Indigenous Cultural Heritage Disputes: Issues to Consider’, Lecture at the Canadian Council on International Law Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, November 4, 2011.

Speaking Engagements
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