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Marking National Aboriginal Day 2017

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

To mark National Aboriginal Day, 2017, the Federation invites its blog readership to read some of the recent blogs about reconciliation-themed events that took place at Congress 2017.

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Indigenous Women: Keepers of the Past, Leaders into the Future
A Congress 2017 blog about the Big Thinking lecture on May 30 entitled Present and Powerful Indigenous Women featuring Métis playright, Elder in Residence at Athabasca University and author of Halfbreed Maria CampbellTracey Lindberg, Cree author of the novel Birdie and professor of law at the University of Ottawa, and President of the National Inuit Youth Council Maatalii Okalik.  

 

Concrete Change Begins with Empathy, but It Doesn’t End there
A Congress 2017 blog about a May 28 panel discussion entitled On Indigenous lands: Empathy and social justice featuring Professors Joanna QuinnKiera Ladner and Fuyuki Kurasawa and hosted by the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada. (This blog is also available in French.)

 

Expanding the Academy and its Toolbox to Include Indigenous Research and Methodologies
A Congress 2017 blog about a June 1 session entitled Wise research practices: Reconciliation and HSS research featuring panelists Margaret Kovach, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Chelsea Gabel, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies Program and Department of Health Aging & Society, McMaster University, and Heather Castleden, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities, Queen’s University.

 

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