Community activist Val Napoleon will deliver the 2015 Katherine A. H. Graham Lecture on Aboriginal Policy on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Her lecture is titled Indigenous Legal Perspectives as Policy and Research Foundation.
Val Napoleon has been a community activist and consultant in northwestern British Columbia for more than 25 years, specializing in health, education and justice issues. She is the Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at the University of Victoria, where she has worked with a number of projects relating to Indigenous legal traditions, conflict management, education and citizenship. Napoleon is from northeast B.C. (Treaty 8), a member of Saulteau First Nation, and an adopted member of the Gitanyow (Gitksan) House of Luuxhon, Ganada (Frog) Clan.
When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Riverview Boardroom, 2nd floor, River Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required here. Media are invited to attend. Val Napoleon is available for interviews in advance.
Established in 2009, the Katherine Graham Lecture provides a vehicle for examining a wide range of policy issues, cases, models and tools related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada. Under this initiative, the university annually invites a noted leader in the Aboriginal community, non-profit sector, government or business to present a public lecture on Aboriginal policy.
Graham served as dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs from 2003 to 2009. This lectureship honours her deep commitment to the sustainability of Aboriginal communities through public policy and citizen engagement.
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