Forum on Indigenous Nationhood, Land, and Sovereignty: Building Respectful Relationships – A Callout to Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Communities

Benita Bunjun, CGSM Post Doc, with a coalition of Indigenous Peoples and people of colour have organized this upcoming forum. The following is their description of the event and see the poster.

This forum invites immigrant, ethnic, and racialized communities across the Lower Mainland to increase their awareness and understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ histories, struggles and resistance. The forum is dedicated to supporting the Idle No More movement.

Panel speakers will discuss past and recent laws that affect Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination. The forum will also look at historical and contemporary settler colonialism in Canada. What is our place and role in building respectful relations with Indigenous Peoples and their lands?

Following the speakers there will be group discussions where you will be able to talk with each other, the speakers, and other resource people. This will allow you to ask questions and work towards a deeper and respectful understanding of our relationships.

Panelists:
Elder Larry Grant (Musqueam)
Kat Norris (Lyackson/Nez Perce)
Mique’l Dangeli (Tsimshan)

Thursday February 21st, 2013 6 – 9pm
Room 1614, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., New Westminster, BC  Unceded Coast Salish Territories

For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/503167856395538/

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