"L'éveil au Cercle" - "Awakening to the Circle"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

June, 2, 2010 Conference

Reframing the Issues: Emerging Questions for Métis, non-status Indian and urban Aboriginal Policy Research

79th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Wednesday, June 2nd

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Hall Building, Room 767-00

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta and the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians will jointly host an event in conjunction with the 79th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Montreal on June 2nd, 2010.

The full-day event is devoted to dialogue on the current state of policy research on Métis, Non-Status and urban Aboriginal people. Presentations will feature prominent scholars in the field and will be followed by a discussion among academics, policy makers and community representatives. The event will launch the new journal, aboriginal policy studies published out of the Department of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, set to release its inaugural issue in the fall of 2010.

A reception will follow.


Fred Caron Q.C., Assistant Deputy Minister, OFI

Ellen Gabriel – Moderator

Statistics - Mary Jane Norris, Consultant and Stewart Clatworthy, Four Directions Consulting

Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study - Ginger Gosnell-Myers and Michael Adams, Environics

Aboriginal Policy - Katherine Graham and Frances Abele, Carleton University

Identity - Evelyn Peters, University of Saskatchewan

Role of Institutions - David Newhouse, Trent University

Role of Law - Ian Peach, Consultant

Housing - Jino Distasio, University of Winnipeg

Womens Issues - Carole Lévesque, INRS University of Quebec

Academic Funding Policy - Mike Evans, UBC-Okanagan

Economic Development - Charles Horn, Consultant (UVic PhD Student)

Self-Government - Yale Belanger, University of Lethbridge

There is no cost for community members.

For more details please contact Dr. Chris Andersen, University of Alberta at chris.andersen@ualberta.ca regarding the event, or Jessica Harrington at jharrington@fedcan.ca regarding Congress registration.

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