Wednesday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m.
is the first in our Social Justice Committee’s three-speaker series.
Live in the Great Hall at UCM and On Zoom
Legal Chronicles of the Indian Residential School Inquiry and First Nations Treaty Land Claims
Ontario and Saskatchewan’s’s first indigenous female Lawyer and long-time Advocate for First Nations Constitutional Rights
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Want to know more about indigenous Residential Schools and First Nations Land Treaty Land Claims?
Delia Opekokew can answer your questions Live and on Zoom on October 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga Great Hall at 84 South Service Road, Mississauga (Highway 10 and the QEW).
Delia Opekokew was Deputy Chief Adjudicator of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, and interviewed countless residential school survivors. Delia herself attended two residential schools.
Ms. Opekokew is Ontario’s first female indigenous lawyer, and led ground-breaking treaty land claim suits in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She also represented Dudley George’s family -vs- the Ontario Provincial Police, a case which led to the Ipperwash Inquiry.
This is an opportunity to tell your friends far and near to witness this important opportunity to hear the “inside” story of both the indigenous Residential Schools and contentious legal struggles for First Nations Treaty Land Rights. No one is better suited to answer your questions than Delia Opekokew, who interviewed countless Indian Residential School testimonies, negotiated directly with federal and provincial political leaders, and led successful land claims in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Delia was also was the lead plaintiff for Dudley George’s family in the Ipperwash clash with the OPP, and she successfully won a $40 million suit for indigenous Veterans of WWII and Korea for discrimination in post-war benefits. You may also want to hear about her experience as a marketing assistant to Buffy Sainte Marie, and her attempt to be the first woman Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
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