Inherited History, International Law, and the UN Declaration

Gregory Younging is a member of Opsakwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the Institute of Canadian Studies at Carleton University and a Master of Publishing degree from the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Educational Studies at University of British Columbia.

Gregory has worked for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Assembly of First Nations, and Native Women’s Association of Canada. From 1990 to 2003, he was Managing Editor of Theytus Books. He is now Coordinator of the Indigenous Studies Program at University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. Gregory is a former member of Canada Council’s Aboriginal Arts Advisory Committee (1997–2001) and the British Columbia Arts Council (1999–2001). He is Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus of Creator’s Rights Alliance (2002–present).

Some of his articles have been published in Australian Canadian Studies Journal (1996), Prairie Fire Literary Journal (2001), Indigenous Affairs Journal (2003), (Ad) Dressing Our Words: Aboriginal Perspectives on Aboriginal Literature (2001), and most recently, Aboriginal Oral Traditions: Theory, Practice, Ethics (2008). He has edited or co-edited the Gatherings series now in its tenth volume. Gregory has also published a book of poems, The Random Flow of Blood and Flowers (1997).