TORONTO, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Encounters in Canada: Contrasting Indigenous and Immigrant Perspectives, a three-day conference beginning May 15, will bring together
academics, legal experts, government representatives and political
leaders to identify solutions to the issues resulting from a divide
between Indigenous Peoples of Canada and immigrants (including early
settlers to recent immigrants and newcomers).
The opening dinner will feature a conversation on Aboriginal Education
with Canada's 21st Prime Minister the Right Honourable Paul Martin, and
Giller Prize-winning author Joseph Boyden will read from his book Through Black Spruce, at the opening reception.
Chief Brian LaForme, Missassaugas of the New Credit First Nation,
Justice Sidney Linden of the Ontario Court of Appeal, and James
Barlteman, Chippewas of Rama First Nation member and Ontario's 27th
Lieutenant Governor, are among speakers at the conference which aims to
build bridges between the two communities, in terms of cultural,
political, intellectual and social connections.
SOURCE: York University
For further information:
Dr. Jennifer Dalton, Academic Organizer, Encounters in Canada Conference: 416-835-4630