Thursday October 20, 7:30 pm in McNally Robinson Travel Alcove
Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity
What limits, if any, should be placed on the right to determine citizenship?
Pamela Palmater argues that the Indian Act’s registration provisions will lead to the end of First Nations as legal and constitutional entities.
Beginning with an historic overview of legislation defining Indian status and their impact on First Nations, Dr. Palmater examines court rulings dealing with Aboriginal rights and the Canadian Charter. She also examines various band membership codes, and how their status criteria perpetuates discrimination. She argues that First Nations must determine their citizenship based on ties to the community.
Dr. Palmater teaches politics at Ryerson University and holds a JSD in law from Dalhousie University. She was denied Indian status as a Mi’kmaq because her grandmother married a non-Indian.
Thursday October 20, 8:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Finding Balance: 101 Concepts for Taking Better Care of Self
This is a book about putting into practice what you know but haven’t been doing about stress and personal wellness.
Dan Rosin, Ph.D., a 40 year veteran of teaching, wellness, counseling, and therapy, is a popular writer and speaker whose no-nonsense approach has been greatly appreciated by people in education, the service field, and business. He can focus on the heart of interpersonal issues with warmth and humanness delivered through a humourous, intuitive, and down-to-earth style.
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