Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm

Held via Zoom conference calling.

Audience:Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.


About the Book:

“Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future” looks to both the past and the future as it examines the foundational work of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) and the legacy of its 1996 report. It assesses the Commission’s influence on subsequent milestones in Indigenous-Canada relations and considers our prospects for a constructive future. RCAP’s five-year examination of the relationships of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples to Canada and to non-Indigenous Canadians resulted in a new vision for Canada and provided 440 specific recommendations, many of which informed the subsequent work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Considered too radical and difficult to implement, RCAP’s recommendations were largely ignored, but the TRC reiterates that longstanding inequalities and imbalances in Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples remain and quite literally calls us to action. With reflections on RCAP’s legacy by its co-chairs, leaders of national Indigenous organizations and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and leading academics and activists, this collection refocuses our attention on the groundbreaking work already performed by RCAP. Organized thematically, it explores avenues by which we may establish a new relationship, build healthy and powerful communities, engage citizens, and move to action.


About the Authors:

Katherine Graham’s research interests concern Indigenous and northern development policy, urban and local governance and institutional reform in government. Community-based research is an important pillar of her work. She is the founding Coordinator of the Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP). Katherine is currently working on youth and community capacity-building in Northwestern Ontario.


David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He was the first Principal of the new Peter Gzowski College at Trent University and Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies. Professor Newhouse is Co-Chair of the Trent Aboriginal Education Council. His research interests are focused on the way in which Aboriginal traditional thought and western thought are coming together and creating modern Aboriginal societies. His current exploration examines indigenous ideas about the future and the manner in which these are given political and social expression.



About the Panelists:

Frances Abele is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Academic Director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Fellow of the Centre for Governance and Public Management, and Research Fellow at the Institute for Research on Public Policy. She is adjunct professor in the doctoral program in Indigenous Studies at Trent University. Dr. Abele is currently following two broad lines of research, both SSHRC-funded. The first aims to understand the past, present and future of northern political and economic development and the second focuses on the Canadian federation and Indigenous self-government.


Daniel (Dan) Brant is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and resides on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory wi. He grew up on the reserve and attended the Indian day school on the reserve. Currently, Dan is proprietor of Daniel J. Brant & Associates (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario) most recently he was an adjunct assistant professor at Queens University for the fall semester 2020 and summer 2021; he has also served as the Chief Administrative Officer, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Ontario; CEO of Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation (Ohsweken, Ontario); and previously as a sessional Professor at Algonquin College (Ottawa) and Confederation College (Thunder Bay).





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