First Nations, Policy and the Importance of Truth

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
Graeme Reed

If you are interested in climate policy, First Nations, international work, or the intersection of all three where alumnus Graeme Reed works, don’t miss this Alumni Office Hours discussion.Graeme will share insights on living and working abroad, broadening your perspectives beyond the confines of your academic program, and how to participate in the decision-making process, both as an active citizen and in a professional capacity. You’ll also learn about his role advocating for the inclusion of First Nations in climate change and energy issues at all levels of government and why starting with the Truth is the critical first step in decolonization.

Join us Tuesday, November 23, 2021

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Zoom - link will be provided

Submit your questions for Graeme when you register or ask them during the event

Graeme Reed
BES '14, International Development
Senior Advisor, Assembly of First Nations  

Graeme (BES '14) is of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent. He is a Senior Advisor with the Assembly of First Nations, where he advocates for the inclusion of First Nations in the federal, provincial, and territorial climate change and energy policy dialogue. He has presented to the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME), participated in the First Minister’s Meeting negotiating the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and represented the AFN several times at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

In his spare time, Graeme thinks about innovative ways and strategies to advocate for people, like him who live with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Crohns’ Disease. For the past two years, Graeme has been Chair of the Canadian Spondylitis Association and a member of the Arthritis Society’s Integrated Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee.

Graeme is a graduate of the International Development program and is entering his fourth year of a PhD at the University of Guelph.

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