Carleton University experts are available to provide commentary on National Aboriginal Day.
Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is held on June 21 to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of the nation’s Aboriginal peoples. In 1996, Canada’s Governor General proclaimed the first National Aboriginal Day.
Assistant Professor in the School of Canadian Studies
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 4031
Adese (Otipemisiwak/Métis) was raised in the Ohnia:kara (Niagara) region of Southern Ontario. She began at Carleton in the inaugural New Sun Visiting Aboriginal Scholar role, a position she held from September 2012 to August 2013.
Adese has published articles on Métis literatures, representations of Indigeneity by Indigenous peoples and by settler-states, Métis identity and racialization, and on racism and marginalization in the context of creative city policies.
Professor and Co-ordinator of the Aboriginal Enriched Support Program
Office: 613-520-2600, ext. 8092
Nelson is Anishinabe and has extensive experience working in Aboriginal communities, focusing on economic development, partnership agreements, resource revenue sharing, the duty to consult, corporate governance, ethics, strategic planning and risk management.
Katherine A. H. Graham
Professor Emerita with the School of Public Policy and Administration
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 8936
Graham’s research interests concern Indigenous and northern development policy, urban and local governance and institutional reform in government. Community-based research is an important pillar of her work. She is the founding Coordinator of the Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP). Katherine is currently working on youth and community capacity-building in Northwestern Ontario.
Media Relations Officer
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