Blue Quills professor Janice Makokis, one of the young leaders of the Idle No More movement, will address issues surrounding this new and influential cause: its foundations, its people, and its objectives.
Thursday, April 11
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room
Janice is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and a professor at Blue Quills College in Saint Paul, Alberta. She earned a BA degree from the University of Alberta (2005), an MA in International Governance from the University of Victoria (2008), and a Bachelor of Law degree (2010) for which she interned at the United Nations. She is active in the Idle No More movement, closely associated with its four founders, and often speaks publicly on its behalf. Recently she spoke about “International Avenues of Asserting Nationhood: United Nations and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” at an Idle No More conference. She describes herself on Twitter as “Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree woman), Indigenous Scholar, Legal Eagle, treaty educator, treaty fighter & Indigenous activist.”
Refreshments provided. For more information, visit http://www.augustana.ualberta.ca/theme/