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The Association of Canadian Deans of Education, the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, the Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Sociological Association, and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education are pleased to present a panel on

Urban Education; First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Youth; and the TRC Calls to Action 

Remembering our Past, Rethinking the Next 150 Years and Beyond

This panel examines three themes (urban education, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth, and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action) and examines how researchers in the social science, humanities, and education are working to understand the relationship among the themes. The panel emerges from careful consideration of the Congress theme, The Next 150, On Indigenous Lands, situating this panel and Congress itself at a historical moment in which we must reflect on the impact of four hundred years of colonization before we can collaboratively engage in creating a more just and equitable future for Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Moderated by Dr. Frank Deer

Traditional opening by Elder Laureen Blu Waters

1:30 – 2:45 pm Monday, May 29th, 2017 Eaton Lecture Room, RCC Room 204 Rogers Communication Centre Ryerson University, Toronto ON

Lee Maracle is a Sto:Loh nation grandmother of four and mother of four who was born in North Vancouver, BC. Her works include: the novels Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, and Sundogs; short story collection, Sojourner’s Truth; poetry collection Bentbox; and non-fiction work I Am Woman. She is Co-editor of My Home As I Remember and Telling It: Women and Language Across Cultures. Ms. Maracle is a both an award winning author and teacher. She currently is Mentor for Aboriginal Students at University of Toronto where she also is a teacher and the Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School.

Kevin Lamoureux is a dedicated teacher who specializes in reaching out to non-tradition- al students to provide more pathways into post-secondary education. As an engaged instructor with UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Education’s ACCESS program, Lamoureux has developed expertise in groundbreaking mentorship and inclusion programs within Indigenous education. ACCESS provides students from Winnipeg’s inner city with non-traditional academic backgrounds to become teachers, through academic sup- ports, counselling services and cultural teachings.

Pamela Palmater has been working and volunteering in the area of First Nations is- sues for over 25 years. She works with a wide range of social and legal issues facing First Nations, like off-reserve First Nation housing, child and family services, as well as treaty rights, education and legislation impacting First Nations. She has worked with both individual First Nations and First Nations organizations delivering information sessions, training and related presentations. She has been nominated for several prestigious awards, and most recently awarded the 2012 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Social Justice.


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