Canadore, Union of Ontario Indians host Teach-inThursday, March 21, 2013 by: Kate AdamsCanadore College
This Friday, Canadore College and the Union of Ontario Indians will present the second in a series of three “teach-ins” about Canada’s current political landscape as it impacts First Peoples.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities represent the fastest-growing populations in Canada, which makes them susceptible to social, economic and political drivers. Canadore’s teach-in series is intended to provide safe and open forums for individuals to discuss some of the current issues.
We Are All Treaty People, will discuss relationship building and greater understanding between First Nations and the greater Canadian population, including the bonds and importance of land and water to Aboriginal society.
“These forums are of great importance so that all Canadians can begin to gain more understanding of their country’s past, present and future,” said Patrick Madahbee, Wedaseh, Grand Council Chief for the 39 member communities of the Anishinabek Nation. “Canada came into existence as the result of promises and partnerships with First Nations, and actions by the current federal government have put that foundation on very shaky ground.”
The Grand Council Chief will discuss Inherent Rights and Treaty Implementation as one of four panelists in Friday’s two-hour teach-in. He will be joined by Pam Palmater, Juris Doctor and spokesperson for the Idle No More Movement; Lorraine Liberty, First Nation Elder, who will speak on Water and the Spirit; and Brian MacLeod, Managing Editor for The Sudbury Star as well as Northern Regional Content Director and North Central Group, Sun Media.
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Weaver Auditorium, Room B200, Education Centre Campus, 100 College Drive, North Bay, Ont.
The next panel discussion will take place at Canadore College on April 19, 2013.