2020 will be the first year the University of Waterloo officially participates in Treaties Recognition Week (November 2-6). To contribute to the broader goals of education, reflection, and action, the Indigenous Initiatives Office is excited to host a series of virtual events and videos throughout this important week. These events and engagement opportunities are the start of what we hope will be ongoing learning about where we live and work, and the importance of treaty rights and relationships.
Treaties from a First Nation Perspective: The Haldimand Tract and Six Nations of the Grand River with Phil Monture
Phil Monture will discuss Treaties made with the Six Nations of the Grand River and how these impact life within the Six Nations, both historically and today.
Phil Monture is Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River. From 1975 to July 2002; he was the Director of the Land Claims Research Office at the Six Nations of the Grand River. Phil developed a long-term research program and supervised the research for the Six Nations of the Grand River as related to lands which are no longer used for their benefit or legal surrender obtained under prevailing legislation. He was the principle architect of the ongoing 1995 litigation against Canada and Ontario for an accounting of all Six Nations Lands, resources and assets supposedly held and managed on Six Nations behalf by the Crown(s).
Over the years, Phil has facilitated various workshops in relation to items such as Land Claims, assisted in policy review and community planning. He was also a member of the Planning Team for the National Land Claims Research Summit and has attended, participated in and facilitated the National Land Claims Research Conferences and Summits.
Phil brings many years of experienced related to land rights and constantly challenged Canada's extinguishment of Indigenous Rights policies..
Registration is Required
This event will be held on Microsoft Live events and a video link will be provided in your confirmation email. You may submit your questions when you register, or at any time during the event using the Q&A function of the online platform.
If you are unable to register, or for any additional questions please contact the Indigenous Initiatives Office at email@example.com