Carleton Hosts an Evening with the Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair

Moving Forward From The Truth and Reconciliation Commission: An Inclusive Discussion on Indigenousness in Canada

Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies will host Senator Murray Sinclair for a passionate talk about the status of Indigenous culture in Canada and the monumental Truth and Reconciliation Commission which he chaired from 2008 to 2015.

When: Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Food and drink served at 5 p.m.
Lecture at 6 p.m.
Reception at 7:30 p.m.
Where: River Building, Carleton University

Senator Sinclair will discuss how all Canadians can walk side by side as we take the first steps in the long journey toward true reconciliation in a post-commission Canada.

Sinclair’s lecture will be followed by an interactive question and answer period with the audience.

There will be light food and drink before the lecture, and a grander reception after the talk.

About Murray Sinclair
Senator Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for over 25 years. He was the first Aboriginal judge appointed in Manitoba and Canada’s second.

He served as co-chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As head of the TRC, he participated in hundreds of hearings across Canada, culminating in the issuance of the TRC’s report in 2015. He also oversaw an active multi-million dollar fundraising program to support various TRC events and activities, and to allow survivors to travel to attend TRC events.

Senator Sinclair has been invited to speak throughout Canada, the United States and internationally, including the Cambridge Lectures for members of the Judiciary of various Commonwealth Courts in England.

He served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Manitoba. He was very active within his profession and his community and has won numerous awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Manitoba Bar Association’s Equality Award (2001) and its Distinguished Service Award (2016) and has received Honorary Doctorates from eight Canadian universities. Senator Sinclair was appointed to the Senate on April 2, 2016.

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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