Carleton Experts Available – Fifth Anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Dec. 15, 2020 marks five years since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) final report and Carleton experts are available to discuss related topics.

Rick Colbourne 
Assistant Dean, Equity and Inclusive Communities


Colbourne (Algonquin Anishinaabe from the Mattawa/North Bay Algonquin First Nation) brings a highly relevant and unique research that includes a rich overlay of work looking at Indigenous entrepreneurship and economic development, Indigenous governance and leadership, hybrid ventures, entrepreneurial ecosystems, as well as leadership exchange programs. He is also developing new business courses at Carleton’s Sprott School of Business that draw on Indigenous understandings and perspectives that are gaining much interest from students, particularly international students.

Colbourne is available to discuss Indigenous economic development and entrepreneurship in relation to the TRC.

Kahente Horn-Miller
Professor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies


As an active member of her community, Horn-Miller is a figurative bridge builder as she engages with issues that are relevant to her work and academic interests such as Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous women, identity politics, colonization, Indigenous governance and consensus-based decision making. Her governance work and community-based research involves interpreting Haudenosaunee culture and bringing new life to old traditions. It is the fruit of her endeavors as a Mohawk, an educator, and a mother that she brings into her interactions with Kahnawà:ke:ronon (people of Kahnawà:ke) and the academic community.

She co-chaired the Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee which resulted in Kinàmàgawin, Carleton’s revitalized Indigenous strategy. In 2018 she initiated the Indigenous Collaborative Learning Bundles project which is successfully increasing Indigenous content in classrooms across disciplines.

Horn-Miller is available to discuss Carleton University’s Collaborative Indigenous Learning Bundles, the 41 calls to action that are leading the pathway to reconciliation at Carleton and the importance of having difficult conversations within the classroom and institution as we plan for the future.

Katherine Minich 
Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration


Minich’s research focuses on the practices of Indigenous self-determination in community, particularly Inuit self-determination practices in Nunavut. This includes studying the policy spaces in the cash and non-cash political economies and policy processes in community, self-government and citizen organizations.

Minich is available to discuss equalization for child welfare and education, language policy, heath outcomes related to housing and anti-racism and the victimization of women. Her students regularly use the TRC in their work and their findings are meaningful for policy direction.

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