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In November 2012, a new movement called Idle No More was launched in Saskatchewan, during a teach-in by four activists - Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Sheelah McLean and Jessica Gordon. It was held in response to Bill C-45, a federal omnibus bill, which they believe threatens environmental, sovereignty and treaty rights held by Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. This month Leon Thompson, the 2013 Conference Co-chair writes that the movement continues its work and is Still Idle No More.


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2016 Summer Conference

The Canada Project

Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World

August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON

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2016 Public Policy Award and Gala

Monday April 11, 2016
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Hart House, Toronto, ON

Enjoy provocative discussions and celebrate award recipient Dr. Anne Golden

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Vancouver Conversation

University Education and Jobs
With Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie
March 19, 2013


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