Events and Conferences

Indigenizing Education, Decolonizing Canada Speaker Series:
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Beyond

Why Truth and Reconciliation? The History and Legacy of Residential Schools in Canada
Guest speaker: Jennifer Pettit, Chair, Department of Humanities, MRU

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7–8:30 p.m.

Admission is free, to register visit whytruthandreconciliation.eventbrite.ca

Ross Glen Hall
Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate


Committing SociologyBiopolitics and Aboriginal Exclusion in Contemporary Canadian Society
Guest speaker: Matt MacLellan, Post-Doctoral Researcher, McGill University

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Admission is free, to register visit committingsociology.eventbrite.ca

Jenkins Theatre
Lincoln Park Campus
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW


Restoring BalanceCanada’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Context
Guest speaker: Bev Jacobs, President of the Native Women's Association of Canada

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7–8:30 p.m.

Admission is free, to register visit mmiwtrc.eventbrite.ca

Lincoln Park Room (J301)
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW


 

Ending Systemic Discrimination Against First Nations: the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

Presented by Iniskim Centre
Guest speaker: Cindy Blackstock, Associate Professor, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta and Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
1–2:30 p.m.

Admission is free, to register visit Eventbrite: Dr. Cindy Blackstock

Ross Glen Hall
Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

 


Learning from the Land and Indigenous Education Guest speaker: John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership, University of Victoria

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
1:30–3 p.m.

Admission is free, to register visit indigenouslaw.eventbrite.ca

Ross Glen Hall
Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW


Cree Cosmology: Land, Water and Body SovereigntiesGuest speaker: Alex Wilson, Director of Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan

Friday, April 1, 2016
1–2:30 p.m.

Admission is free, to register visit mruindigenouseducationandepistemology.eventbrite.ca

Ross Glen Hall
Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW


(Re)Thinking Reconciliation: A Roundtable DisucssionParticipants:
Dr. Marie Wilson
Erica Lee
Sean Carleton
Chelsea Vowel

Friday, April 8, 2016
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Admission is free, to register visit rethinkingreconciliation.eventbrite.ca

Room Y224 (Y wing, second floor)
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW


The series is organized by Indigenous Studies and The Peace Studies Initiative, Faculty of Arts, Mount Royal University.


Sponsored by the Office of the AVP Teaching and Learning, the Office of the Provost and VP-Academic, and the Iniskim Centre.


For more information on the 2016 Lecture Series, email Mark Ayyash, Department of Anthropology and Sociology.