2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo

Across Dividing Lines


Indigenous peoples' rights within the context of social justice and environmental protection

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, “Across Dividing Lines”, will address indigenous rights within the context of social justice and environmental protection.

Monday 11 December at 10:00 am -11:30 am 
University of Oslo, the Aula, Karl Johans gate 47

Read the press release

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as well as the 25th anniversary of Dr. Menchú Tum receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with indigenous peoples’ rights. What better opportunity, then, for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo to invite Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum to talk about the state of affairs concerning indigenous peoples in the world? 

The 2017 Forum Oslo is broadcast to a global audience via streamed live online: nobelprize.org and on Youtube.

Nobel Media will post updates from the Keynote speech and the panel discussion at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo 2017 on social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Keynote Speaker
Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum
The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Grand Chief Edward John - Expert Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues & Hereditary Chief of Tl'azt'en Nation
HolyElk Lafferty - 4th generation Lakota Activist 
Stephanie Hope Smith - Sacred-Cultural Site Conciliator
Aili Keskitalo - President of the Sami Parliament
Elisabeth Gammelsæter - Secretary General of the Norwegian Mineral Industry
Øyvind Ravna - Professor of Law, University of Tromsø

Fred de Sam Lazaro - Correspondent, PBS NewsHour & Director, Undertold Stories Project, University of St. Thomas 

This year’s Forum Seeks to provide a platform for dialogue and experience share for representatives of the Standing Rock conflict in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, US, and the Nussir copper mine conflict in the municipality of Kvalsund, Norway.

The event is open for media and can offer live-stream feed.
Media accreditation required.
Audience can register attendance here.

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo 2017 is organized by the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Nobel Peace Prize – Research and Information AS in partnership with the University of Oslo. The  Forum was made possible by generous contribution from New Generation Power and Peace Through Commerce.