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Indigenous Advisory Circle

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The Indigenous Advisory Circle is a visionary and advisory body, working together to bring the issues and experiences, expertise and perspectives of Indigenous peoples to St. Paul's and the University of Waterloo. Members will consult regularly with representatives of Indigenous organizations throughout the country, and internationally, and with individuals who are working at the community level on Indigenous issues, and make recommendations to the University to achieve its objective of Indigenous inclusion.

Indigenous Advisory Circle Members

The Indigenous Advisory Circle is composed of at least five Indigenous people, including two from First Nations communities, one each from Inuit and Métis communities, and one representative of non-Canadian Indigenous peoples. Two non-Indigenous members, the Principal of St. Paul's and the President of the University (or representative), sit as non-voting members.

Current members:


Lori Campbell, Director, Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre


Marisha Roman, Lawyer, former Aboriginal initiatives and Policy Counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada, Chair of IAC


Pat St. John, Grand River Metis Council


Tauni Sheldon, Cultural Advisor, Inuk community member


Jaimie Lickers, Lawyer, Partner at Gowling WLG


Eileen Antone, Elder from Oneida of the Thames First Nation


Grafton Antone, Elder from Oneida of the Thames First Nation


Brenda Simpson, Chair of the St. Paul's Board of Governors, Community Member, Ojibway of Nipissing First Nation


Chris Read, Associate Provost


Student Representation, To be filled September 2018


Meetings: Advisory Circle meets three times annually at St. Paul's