Posted on March 13, 2012 by Naomi Finseth

The University of Alberta Native Studies Students’ Association (NSSA), and the University of Alberta Oil Sands Student Delegation (OSD) is inviting you to a two-part speaker series at the University of Alberta on First Nations and Métis Peoples in the Alberta oil sands region and their relationships to the oil sands.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | March 21
University of Alberta Norht Campus
Edmonton, AB
Telus 2-36 2-38

The University of Alberta Native Studies Students’ Association (NSSA), and the University of Alberta Oil Sands Student Delegation (OSD) is inviting you to a two-part speaker series at the University of Alberta on First Nations and Métis Peoples in the Alberta oil sands region and their relationships to the oil sands. The second part will be held on March 29.

The discussion will be framed around understanding the diversity of peoples, perspectives, and historical contexts in relation to the oil sands. Ultimately, the questions answered will be “who are the First Nations and Métis Peoples”, “what are their perspectives on development of the oil sands”, and “why”?

Speakers included in this series are First Nations band members and Métis community members, academics, representatives from government, industry, and indigenous activist groups, and representatives from other First Nations and Métis interest groups.

The format of the event will be as follows: A 10 minute introduction will be given on First Nations and Métis Peoples to provide the audience with a general historical context. Then the four speakers will each take a quarter of the audience into a group. Each speaker will deliver a ten minute lecture on their perspective of the topic and take 10 minutes of questions. After each 20 minute period the speakers will rotate to a new group.

Speaking:

  • Rocky Sinclair – Alberta Indian Investment Corporation, CEO
  • Mark Prystupa – Suncor, Stakeholder Relations
  • Matthew Whitehead – Fort Chipewyan Mikisew Cree, Ph.D student
  • Brenda Parlee – University of Alberta, Native Studies Assistant Professor

 


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