Nov
26

Date: Monday, Nov 26, 2018

Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Malaspina Theatre
Building 300


Add to CalendarVIU's Annual Indigenous Speakers Series11/26/2018 07:00 PM11/26/2018 09:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverUPDATE:  We have sold out of tickets for seating in the Malaspina Theatre for our annual Indigenous Speakers Series event on Nov. 26. However, we have an overflow seating area where people can view it live on a big screen. We will also move people into the main Theatre from the overflow seating if seats become available. All those who come - including those in overflow seating - are welcome to come to the reception in the Malaspina Theatre lobby immediately following the talk. Follow this link for tickets to the overflow seating:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/overflow-seating-vius-annual-in… MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT:  We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Indigenous Speakers Series at VIU in partnership with The Laurier Institution and CBC Radio One’s Ideas. This year’s speaker - Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation and Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor – will be sharing his keynote address entitled Re-Imagining Reconciliation: Confronting Myths and the Future of Canada. Douglas is a member, former Chief and current Councillor and Chief Negotiator of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC. His Coast Salish name is Kwul’a’sul’tun and his Nuu-chah-nulth name is Tlii’shin. After completing his BA in First Nations Studies (with distinction) from Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in 2006 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in January 2008. He has been granted Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Vancouver Island University (2013) and the University of Victoria (2015). Douglas has been a director of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and an associate lawyer at Mandell Pinder. He was the elected Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation from December 2009 to February 2014, where a major focus of his work was implementation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854. From June of 2010 to June 2013, he was also elected by Chiefs of British Columbia to lead the First Nations Summit as a member of the FNS Task Group. In that capacity, he advocated for First Nations seeking resolution of outstanding issues with the Crown. In that role, he was also a member of the BC First Nations Leadership Council working on common issues with BC First Nations and advocated on their behalf with the governments of British Columbia, Canada and internationally at the United Nations. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and practices as a lawyer and negotiator across the country for First Nations governments. Free tickets are available at We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Indigenous Speakers Series at VIU in partnership with The Laurier Institution and CBC Radio One’s Ideas. This year’s speaker - Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation and Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor – will be sharing his keynote address entitled Re-Imagining Reconciliation: Confronting Myths and the Future of Canada. Douglas is a member, former Chief and current Councillor and Chief Negotiator of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC. His Coast Salish name is Kwul’a’sul’tun and his Nuu-chah-nulth name is Tlii’shin. After completing his BA in First Nations Studies (with distinction) from Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in 2006 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in January 2008. He has been granted Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Vancouver Island University (2013) and the University of Victoria (2015). Douglas has been a director of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and an associate lawyer at Mandell Pinder. He was the elected Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation from December 2009 to February 2014, where a major focus of his work was implementation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854. From June of 2010 to June 2013, he was also elected by Chiefs of British Columbia to lead the First Nations Summit as a member of the FNS Task Group. In that capacity, he advocated for First Nations seeking resolution of outstanding issues with the Crown. In that role, he was also a member of the BC First Nations Leadership Council working on common issues with BC First Nations and advocated on their behalf with the governments of British Columbia, Canada and internationally at the United Nations. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and practices as a lawyer and negotiator across the country for First Nations governments. Free tickets can be claimed at We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Indigenous Speakers Series at VIU in partnership with The Laurier Institution and CBC Radio One’s Ideas. This year’s speaker - Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation and Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor – will be sharing his keynote address entitled Re-Imagining Reconciliation: Confronting Myths and the Future of Canada. Douglas is a member, former Chief and current Councillor and Chief Negotiator of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC. His Coast Salish name is Kwul’a’sul’tun and his Nuu-chah-nulth name is Tlii’shin. After completing his BA in First Nations Studies (with distinction) from Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in 2006 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in January 2008. He has been granted Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Vancouver Island University (2013) and the University of Victoria (2015). Douglas has been a director of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and an associate lawyer at Mandell Pinder. He was the elected Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation from December 2009 to February 2014, where a major focus of his work was implementation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854. From June of 2010 to June 2013, he was also elected by Chiefs of British Columbia to lead the First Nations Summit as a member of the FNS Task Group. In that capacity, he advocated for First Nations seeking resolution of outstanding issues with the Crown. In that role, he was also a member of the BC First Nations Leadership Council working on common issues with BC First Nations and advocated on their behalf with the governments of British Columbia, Canada and internationally at the United Nations. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and practices as a lawyer and negotiator across the country for First Nations governments. Free Tickets can be claimed through EventBrite:https://indigenousspeakerseries2018.eventbrite.ca There will be a reception with a cash bar after the talk concludes. PLEASE NOTE:  We have arranged complimentary parking for this event. Instructions for use:  1. At the meter, scroll through the menu choices or by choosing “More Choices” until you see“Guest Permit Code”.2. Select this option.3. Enter you plate number.4. Enter your 7- digit code, which is 6461413.5. If payment is required, insert credit card or coins.6. Wait for the receipt to print (no need to display it on the dash of your vehicle). Malaspina Theatre Building 300 false

UPDATE: 

We have sold out of tickets for seating in the Malaspina Theatre for our annual Indigenous Speakers Series event on Nov. 26. However, we have an overflow seating area where people can view it live on a big screen. We will also move people into the main Theatre from the overflow seating if seats become available.

All those who come - including those in overflow seating - are welcome to come to the reception in the Malaspina Theatre lobby immediately following the talk.

Follow this link for tickets to the overflow seating:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/overflow-seating-vius-annual-in…

MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT: 

We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Indigenous Speakers Series at VIU in partnership with The Laurier Institution and CBC Radio One’s Ideas.

This year’s speaker - Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation and Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor – will be sharing his keynote address entitled Re-Imagining Reconciliation: Confronting Myths and the Future of Canada.

Douglas is a member, former Chief and current Councillor and Chief Negotiator of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC. His Coast Salish name is Kwul’a’sul’tun and his Nuu-chah-nulth name is Tlii’shin. After completing his BA in First Nations Studies (with distinction) from Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in 2006 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in January 2008. He has been granted Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Vancouver Island University (2013) and the University of Victoria (2015).

Douglas has been a director of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and an associate lawyer at Mandell Pinder. He was the elected Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation from December 2009 to February 2014, where a major focus of his work was implementation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854. From June of 2010 to June 2013, he was also elected by Chiefs of British Columbia to lead the First Nations Summit as a member of the FNS Task Group. In that capacity, he advocated for First Nations seeking resolution of outstanding issues with the Crown. In that role, he was also a member of the BC First Nations Leadership Council working on common issues with BC First Nations and advocated on their behalf with the governments of British Columbia, Canada and internationally at the United Nations. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and practices as a lawyer and negotiator across the country for First Nations governments.

Free tickets are available at We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Indigenous Speakers Series at VIU in partnership with The Laurier Institution and CBC Radio One’s Ideas.

This year’s speaker - Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation and Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor – will be sharing his keynote address entitled Re-Imagining Reconciliation: Confronting Myths and the Future of Canada.

Douglas is a member, former Chief and current Councillor and Chief Negotiator of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC. His Coast Salish name is Kwul’a’sul’tun and his Nuu-chah-nulth name is Tlii’shin. After completing his BA in First Nations Studies (with distinction) from Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in 2006 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in January 2008. He has been granted Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Vancouver Island University (2013) and the University of Victoria (2015).

Douglas has been a director of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and an associate lawyer at Mandell Pinder. He was the elected Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation from December 2009 to February 2014, where a major focus of his work was implementation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854. From June of 2010 to June 2013, he was also elected by Chiefs of British Columbia to lead the First Nations Summit as a member of the FNS Task Group. In that capacity, he advocated for First Nations seeking resolution of outstanding issues with the Crown. In that role, he was also a member of the BC First Nations Leadership Council working on common issues with BC First Nations and advocated on their behalf with the governments of British Columbia, Canada and internationally at the United Nations. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and practices as a lawyer and negotiator across the country for First Nations governments.

Free tickets can be claimed at We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Indigenous Speakers Series at VIU in partnership with The Laurier Institution and CBC Radio One’s Ideas.

This year’s speaker - Douglas White III Kwul’a’sul’tun, Director of VIU’s Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation and Snuneymuxw First Nation Councillor – will be sharing his keynote address entitled Re-Imagining Reconciliation: Confronting Myths and the Future of Canada.

Douglas is a member, former Chief and current Councillor and Chief Negotiator of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC. His Coast Salish name is Kwul’a’sul’tun and his Nuu-chah-nulth name is Tlii’shin. After completing his BA in First Nations Studies (with distinction) from Malaspina University-College (now Vancouver Island University), he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in 2006 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in January 2008. He has been granted Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Vancouver Island University (2013) and the University of Victoria (2015).

Douglas has been a director of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and an associate lawyer at Mandell Pinder. He was the elected Chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation from December 2009 to February 2014, where a major focus of his work was implementation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854. From June of 2010 to June 2013, he was also elected by Chiefs of British Columbia to lead the First Nations Summit as a member of the FNS Task Group. In that capacity, he advocated for First Nations seeking resolution of outstanding issues with the Crown. In that role, he was also a member of the BC First Nations Leadership Council working on common issues with BC First Nations and advocated on their behalf with the governments of British Columbia, Canada and internationally at the United Nations. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at Vancouver Island University and practices as a lawyer and negotiator across the country for First Nations governments.

Free Tickets can be claimed through EventBrite:
https://indigenousspeakerseries2018.eventbrite.ca

There will be a reception with a cash bar after the talk concludes.

PLEASE NOTE: 

We have arranged complimentary parking for this event. Instructions for use: 

1. At the meter, scroll through the menu choices or by choosing “More Choices” until you see
“Guest Permit Code”.
2. Select this option.
3. Enter you plate number.
4. Enter your 7- digit code, which is 6461413.
5. If payment is required, insert credit card or coins.
6. Wait for the receipt to print (no need to display it on the dash of your vehicle).


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