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Stellar Line-up of Speakers for 82nd Annual Summer Conference
The 82nd Annual Summer Conference is less than two months away, so it’s time to check out our sessionsand stellar list of speakers for Coming Together as One: Navigating the Relationship Between Indigenous Peoples and Canada. If you have not figured out your summer plans, this is the moment to register for our landmark event at Geneva Park near Orillia Ontario, on the shores of Lake Couchiching. We promise you an unforgettable experience.
Here are some speakers you won’t want to miss!
- Roberta Jamieson, Mohawk lawyer and president and CEO of Indspire, will open the Conference on Thursday evening, August 8.
- Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
- The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada and the founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, and Phil Fontaine, the former Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, will deliver the Friday morning Keynote Conversation.
- Hon. James Bartleman, Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and noted author,
- Sheelah McLean, co-founder of Idle No More
- Sheila Fraser, former Auditor General of Canada speaking with two former Ministers of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Chuck Strahl and Andy Mitchell, “with the benefit of hindsight...”
- Kathleen Mahoney, architect of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Glenn Nolan, VP Aboriginal Affairs, Noront Resources and President of PDAC
- Sandra Laronde , founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance and members of the dance ensemble
- Aaron Paquette, First Nations/Métis artist and activist
- Caleb Behn, Eh-Cho Dene/Dunne-Za, activist lawyer - JD Concentration in Environmental Law and Sustainability
- Michael Redhead Champagne of the Shamattawa Cree Nation and founder of Aboriginal Youth Opportunities in Winnipeg,
- Wes Fine Day, Cree elder and storyteller from the Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan, and many more...
This is your chance to join us and our speakers to reframe the conversation in Canada on our most foundational relationship. You should be a part of it. Register Now!
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Coming Together as One:
Navigating the Relationship Between
Indigenous Peoples and Canada
August 8 -11, 2013
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Deadline: June 28, 2013
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