Questioning public land use

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1973 - SSRCC Human Environment Committee organizes symposium on public land use

The Human Environment Committee remains an integral part of the Social Science Research Council of Canada for years. The committee coincides with increasing awareness in North America of global environmental issues that widely impact humans. In 1973, the committee organizes a symposium putting Canadian public land use in perspective. They meet several times to discuss issues with land use and Aboriginal peoples. An overarching message is the necessity for settler populations to “own-up” to treatment of First Nations groups.