Understanding Indigenous Relationships in Canada
February 26, 2014

The School of Indigenous Studies and Ekinoomawind Wiijiiwaaganag invite you to an in-depth discussion on Understanding Indigenous Relationships in Canada at the Barrie Campus on Tuesday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Topics include the history of the Idle No More movement and Indigenous laws (to name a few).

All students are welcome.

All students are welcome.

Featured speakers:

Wanda Nanibush

  • Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator, community animator, arts consultant and Idle No More organizer from Beausoleil First Nation
  • Curator-in-residence at the Justina M. Barnicke gallery
  • Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at University of Toronto
  • Has written and spoken about cultural sovereignty, Indigenous cinema, contemporary art, water rights, resistance movements, Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indigenous history
  • Has published work in several books and magazines including C magazine, Fuse, Muskrat, Women in a Globalizing World: Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years since the Blockades
  • Co-organizer of the Nation to Nation Now symposia and Building Unity To Action

Aaron Detlor (Kariwahyontari)

  • From Kenteha (Mohawks of Bay of Quinte)
  • Lawyer focused on advancing Indigenous rights, specifically First Nation/Aboriginal Land Claim litigation and negotiation
  • Will provide insights into the Idle No More movement both from his position as a lawyer and as a Haudenosaunee citizen
  • Has advocated on behalf of Onkwehonwe individuals and nations with a focus on advancing rights and interests
  • Called to the bar in 1998; studied at the University of Toronto
  • Works closely as a Board member with the Haudenosaunee Development Institute

For more information on the event, contact Sarah Cunningham, Special Events and Promotions Co-ordinator in the School of Indigenous Studies, at ext. 1369.