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Tuesday
June 6, 2017

Unsettling Ideas Presents: Nationhood Interrupted with Idle No More founder Sylvia McAdam

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Canadian Mental Health Association, 1810 Albert St, Regina

This event is free and all are welcome.

Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) is a citizen of the nêhiyaw Nation, who holds a Juris Doctorate (LL.B) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor’s of Human Justice (B.H.J) from the University of Regina. She is a recipient of the Carol Geller Human Rights Award, Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers Award, Social Justice Award, 2014 Global Citizen Award, and has received several eagle feathers from Indigenous communities. She remains active in the global grassroots Indigenous led resistance called “Idle No More” (www.idlenomore.ca).

Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems is paired with the following Call to Action: 

“We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to repudiate concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous peoples and lands, such as the Doctrine of Discover and terra nullius, and to reform those laws, government policies, and litigation strategies that continue to rely on such concepts.” (#47)

 


  

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