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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Phil Monture: Global Solutions for the Six Nations of the Grand River

map of the Haldimand tractThe Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to announce a new Indigenous Speakers Series highlighting the voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders from across Turtle Island.

The University of Waterloo's Community Relations invites everyone to a public lecture and panel on the impacts of the U.S. Presidential Administration, particularly the social, cultural, and economic consequences of politics.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Homa Hoodfar on Politics and the Right to Critical Thinking: My Time in Evin Prison

Join the Department of Anthropology for the 2017 Silver Medal Award Guest Lecture. Professor Homa Hoodfar will speak about academic freedom based on her experience in Evin Prison, where she was imprisoned while on a personal and research visit to Iran in 2016.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

International Day for the Elimination of Racism: Prof. Jim Walker on Rocky Jones

Waterloo Region Congress of Black Women invite the community to an evening with Professor Jim Walker, acclaimed author Lawrence Hill, and Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Carol Duncan to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with a discussion of Prof. Walker's book, Burnley "Rocky" Jones: Revolutionary, and human rights and race relations in Canada.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Idle No More founder on Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems

The Indigenous Speaker Series presents Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) citizen of the nêhiyaw Nation and co-founder of the Idle No More movement. She is a recipient of numerous awards and remains active in the global grassroots Indigenous-led resistance.

Friday, March 31, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Conflicts and agreements: Canada’s foundations and their consequences

P. Whitney Lackenbauer will moderate a discussion between fellow historians Patrice Dutil, Daniel Heidt, Marcel Martel, Robert Wardhaugh and political scientist Jacqueline Krikorian, around the major political agreements, battles and conflicting visions that surrounded each province’s entry into Confederation between 1865 and 1949.

Along the way, they will discuss the success and failure of these many visions, describe how they shaped present-day politics, and evaluate whether - and how - we should celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Residential schoolReleased just over 1 year ago, the 7-volume report as well as the Calls to Action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in many ways focused on language.  In this talk, Dr. Jane Griffith will share her research on English language instruction in Indian residential schools, revealing attempts at linguicide--what Andrea Bear Nicholas defines as killing a language, not (necessarily) the speaker.  Dr.