Carleton University experts are on standby to provide commentary on today’s hot topic.
The federal government has agreed to supply the poverty stricken First Nations community with 22 modular homes to offset the lack of adequate housing infrastructure. Meanwhile, a dispute has arisen regarding the third-party services being employed to manage the community’s finances.
Associate Professor, Law
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An associate professor at Carleton University’s Law Department, Dr. Jane Dickson-Gilmore specializes in Aboriginal policy with expertise in Aboriginal communities and justice, restorative justice and sentencing circles. She has served as an Indian Affairs claims manager, an adviser for the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree First Nation Community Justice Project and has been an expert witness in proceedings before the federal court and Canadian Human Rights Commission.
She can comment on Attawapiskat, but also more broadly on social conditions of reserves and fiduciary obligations of the Crown.
Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration
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Frances Abele is academic director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation. Her research interests include aboriginal-state relations, economic development, northern political economy, community development and training and anti-racism policy. Professor Abele has published scholarly articles and policy papers on aboriginal political development, education and employment training.
Professor, Public Policy and Administration
Senior Advisor to the Provost
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Dr. Graham’s expertise extends to Aboriginal issues, citizen engagement, municipal politics, general Canadian politics and the urban/infrastructure agenda.
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