Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Aboriginal Policy

Established in 2009, the Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture on Aboriginal Policy provides a vehicle for examining a wide range of policy issues, cases, models and tools related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada. Under this initiative, the University annually invites a noted leader in the Aboriginal community, the non-profit sector, government or business to present a public lecture on Aboriginal policy.

Katherine Graham served as Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs from 2003-2009. This lectureship honours her deep commitment to the sustainability of Aboriginal communities through public policy and citizen engagement.

The event takes place in June.

Reimagining Canada’s Relationship with the Inuit People

June 6, 2018  

Inuit, as an Indigenous people, are implementing their right to self-determination through the realization of a new policy space within Inuit Nunangat—the homeland of Inuit in Canada.

The space offers a distinctions-based approach to all work, and defines our preferred approach to partnering with governments in the implementation of Indigenous human rights.

At the same time, the Canadian government is taking steps towards reconciliation and a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples in response to the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and the calls to action within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Speaker: Natan Obed, President, ITK (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)

Event Details:

June 6, 2018

17:00 – 17:30 Reception, Richcraft Hall Atrium (2nd Floor)

17:30 – 19:00 Keynote address – Natan Obed, Richcraft Hall Conference Rooms (2nd Floor)

Register:

The Graham Lecture

Previous Speakers

2017

Ry Moran: Rights and Responsibilities in a Time of Reconciliation

2017

2016

Paul Chartrand: Aboriginal-Canada Relations: From RCAP to 2016

2016

2015

Val Napoleon: Indigenous Legal Perspectives as Policy and Research Foundation

2015

2013

James K. Bartleman: Aboriginal Canadians: The Struggle to be Seen as Human

2013

2012

Satsan (Herb George): A New Era in Aboriginal/Crown Relations – A New Frontier for Educational Institutions

2012

2011

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo: Smashing the Status Quo

2011

2010

Mary May Simon: The Biggest Social Policy Change of Our Time

2010