Dec
04

Date: Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Building 180, Lecture Theatre 134


Add to CalendarExploring Reconciliation with Dr. Judith Sayers12/04/2017 04:30 PM12/04/2017 06:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverVancouver Island University’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation is pleased to present Exploring Reconciliation, a new monthly lecture series that aims to stimulate community dialogue. On Monday, December 4, Dr. Judith Sayers, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, will launch the series with her talk - Everything You Want to Know about Reconciliation, but are too Afraid to Ask. Her presentation will explore: • Is it possible for Canadian governments and First Nations peoples to work together to walk into the future in a good way? • Reconciliation is a complex concept that holds a different meaning for each individual. Can we find a common definition? • What are the opportunities and barriers to resolving past grievances and finding new solutions for reconciliation? About Dr. Judith Sayers Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, is the President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. She is an adjunct professor with both the school of Business and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Judith has been the Visiting National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Victoria. Judith practiced law for 18 years and served fourteen years as Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation. As Chief of her First Nation, she focused on capacity building and sustainable development. Judith was instrumental in several sustainable development projects and put in place mechanisms to help protect the territory. Judith is on the Clean Energy BC Board and the Chair of the New Relationship Trust Foundation, Co-Chair of the Island Corridor Foundation, Co-Chair of the Joint Working Group on First Nations Heritage Conservation and is on the board of the BC Achievement Foundation. Judith received Clean Energy BC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, was inducted into Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame and has been the recipient of the Bora Laskin Fellowship on Human Rights, a Finalist for the Buffet award for indigenous leadership and twice awarded the Woman of Distinction from the Alberni Chamber of Commerce. She has received the Silver Award from the Canadian Environmental Association for Climate Change. Building 180, Lecture Theatre 134 false

Vancouver Island University’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation is pleased to present Exploring Reconciliation, a new monthly lecture series that aims to stimulate community dialogue.

On Monday, December 4, Dr. Judith Sayers, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, will launch the series with her talk - Everything You Want to Know about Reconciliation, but are too Afraid to Ask.

Her presentation will explore:

• Is it possible for Canadian governments and First Nations peoples to work together to walk into the future in a good way?
• Reconciliation is a complex concept that holds a different meaning for each individual. Can we find a common definition?
• What are the opportunities and barriers to resolving past grievances and finding new solutions for reconciliation?

About Dr. Judith Sayers
Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, is the President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. She is an adjunct professor with both the school of Business and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Judith has been the Visiting National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Victoria.

Judith practiced law for 18 years and served fourteen years as Chief of the Hupacasath First Nation. As Chief of her First Nation, she focused on capacity building and sustainable development. Judith was instrumental in several sustainable development projects and put in place mechanisms to help protect the territory.

Judith is on the Clean Energy BC Board and the Chair of the New Relationship Trust Foundation, Co-Chair of the Island Corridor Foundation, Co-Chair of the Joint Working Group on First Nations Heritage Conservation and is on the board of the BC Achievement Foundation.

Judith received Clean Energy BC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, was inducted into Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame and has been the recipient of the Bora Laskin Fellowship on Human Rights, a Finalist for the Buffet award for indigenous leadership and twice awarded the Woman of Distinction from the Alberni Chamber of Commerce. She has received the Silver Award from the Canadian Environmental Association for Climate Change.

Contact Name:
Rolanda Murray
Contact Email:
Rolanda.Murray@viu.ca

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