Sharon H. Venne
Sharon H. Venne (Notokwew Muskwa Manitokan) is a Cree woman; BA (Hon), LLB, LLM and a PhD candidate in the history department of the University of Alberta. The background research to the many clauses on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is included in her book: Our Elders Understand Our Rights: Evolving International Law Regarding Indigenous Peoples (Theytus Books, 1998). In addition, Venne has written numerous articles and edited materials related to the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Treaty Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Her most recent published article is ‘Manufactured Consent – how state governments manufacture consent and use it against Indigenous Nations at the domestic and international level’ in Indigenous Peoples as Subjects of International Law edited by Dr. Irene Watson.