[Sust-mar] March 21st Event -- International Day for the Elimination of Racism

Beverley Rach bev at fernwoodbooks.ca
Tue Mar 6 13:12:58 EST 2007

Please circulate widely / sorry for cross postings

Eliminate Racism
Support Aboriginal Rights
Which Way Forward?

Please attend a public talk with

Sakej Henderson (Native Law Centre of Canada)
And Jaime Battiste (Cape Breton University)

Wednesday, MARCH 21, 7:00 pm
Theatre A, Burke Building (Inglis St.) Saint Mary¹s University, 923 Robie
St., Halifax

Sakej Henderson, a Harvard Law School graduate, has created litigation
strategies to restore Aboriginal culture, institutions and rights. During
the constitutional process (1978-1993) in Canada, he served as a
constitutional advisor for the Míkmaw nation and the Assembly of First
Nations. In 2005, he was the recipient of the National Aboriginal
Achievement Award for Law and Justice.He is a noted international human
rights lawyer and an international authority on protecting Indigneous
heritage, knowledge, and culture. Currently, Sakej Henderson is Research
Director, Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan.

Jamie Battiste, from Eskasoni First Nation is a graduate of Dalhousie Law
School. The Assembly of First Nations chose Jaime to represent Canadian
First Nations Youth at the First Ministers Conference on Aboriginal Affairs
in Kelowna. Jamie Battiste was one of 15 Aboriginal representatives included
in focused discussions with the Prime Minister, Cabinet Members, Premiers,
Chiefs and Elders from across Canada. Battiste was also the Aboriginal First
Nations Youth Role Model for 2004-2005. Currently, Jamie Battiste is a
Lecturer in Mi¹kmaq Studies at Cape Breton University.

sponsored by 
the Metro Coalition for a Non-Racist Society

In recognition of 
the International Day for the Elimination of Racism

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