February 3, 2013
The Nature of Being Native
to speak on community issues at UFV Feb 4
Released by Jack Brown, Asst. to MLA
panelists will lead a discussion on the nature of the relationship
between Canada and its First Peoples Monday, hosted by Gwen O’Mahony,
MLA for Chilliwack—Hope.
region is geographically very large and diverse, but too often there
is limited communication between our aboriginal and non-aboriginal
communities,” said O’Mahony.
“The Idle No More movement has done a wonderful job in raising
issues that many aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians feel very
strongly about. This panel is an opportunity to build bridges
between our communities here in the Fraser Valley.”
The event, co-organized by Chief Otis Jasper of the Soowahlie
Nation, arose out of discussions O’Mahony had with community leaders
throughout the region.
Panelists include Dr. Wenona Victor of the University of the Fraser
Valley, Chief Otis Jasper of the Soowahlie Nation, Robyn Heaslip, a
PhD candidate at the Indigenous Governance Program at the University
of Victoria, and Eppa (Gerard Peters), the Chief Negotiator of the
In-SHUCK-ch First Nation.
The panel discussion begins at 6:30pm at the Gathering Space, room
A1457, at the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, B.C.
The event is free and open to the public. Following the panel
discussion, a question and answer period will allow audience members
to participate directly.
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