Building Belonging: Reconciliation In Post-secondary Education

In response to Senator Murray Sinclair’s Belong Forum talk, campus leaders will guide a conversation circle on how to enact the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action,’ and thoughts and ideas regarding embedding Indigenous content, worldviews, and ways of knowing and learning in our classes.  One desired outcome is that leaders and participants will co-create action items. 

Faculty, students, and staff are warmly invited to engage in this work together.  

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Campus Leaders for the Gathering:   

Jennifer Llewellyn, Viscount Bennett Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law: Her teaching and research is focused in the areas of relational theory, restorative justice, truth commissions, international and domestic human rights law and Canadian constitutional law.  Professor Llewellyn advises and supports a number of projects and programs using a restorative approach in Nova Scotia and internationally.   

Naiomi Metallic, Schulich School of Law: Metallic, from the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation in Quebec, was the first Mi'gmaq person to be a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2006. Her teaching and research interests include the very areas of a law in which she has practiced with Burchells since 2008: constitutional, Aboriginal, public, administrative, civil procedure, evidence, and labour and employment. She was named to the 2016 Best Lawyer in Canada list in the area of Aboriginal law.  

Fredrick Wien, Professor Emeritus: Dr. Wien served as the Deputy Director of Research at the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples where he headed up the research program on employment and economic development. At a national level, he is a member of the Make Poverty History Expert Advisory Committee serving the Assembly of First Nations, and the Advisory Committee on Social Conditions for Statistics Canada.




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