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Announcing the 2019 Canada Lecture!

Announcing the 2019 Canada Lecture!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Canada Lecture, either in person or online. The video summary will be posted soon.

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Canadian Views on Hatred: National Survey to be released to mark International Day for the Prevention of Racial Discrimination

To mark the International Day for the Prevention of Racial Discrimination, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Association for Canadian Studies are releasing a national survey of Canadian Views on Hate that looks at the extent to which Canadians groups propagating hatred as a serious threat to our society and their support for banning hate speech. The survey results can be found on the websites of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

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Symposium: Yellowknife

Chloe Dragon Smith

Chloe Dragon Smith is a young Metis woman from the Northwest Territories. Growing up on the land has played a huge part in shaping her life. She cares about nature, culture, society, and how they all fit together. She is back in the north after spending several good years in Victoria, BC, completing a B.Sc in Earth Science.

Iman Kassam

Iman Kassam is a journalist, artist, and activist living in Yellowknife, NWT. She studied Mass Communications and Radio Broadcasting in Ontario, and now works for APTN National News as a videojournalist and writer. Iman also helped form NWT Pride, a three-day festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in the NWT. Her family immigrated to Canada from Uganda and Zaïre, and she has been living in Canada's North for the past five years.

Dëneze Nakehk'o

Dëneze Nakehk'o is a Denesuline and Dehcho Dene Dad from Denendeh. He works to create a better appreciation and understanding of Dene knowledge systems and values. Dëneze is a former broadcaster with CKLB, CBC and APTN, and one of the founding members of Dene Nahjo.

Rita Mueller

Rita Mueller has called the Northwest Territories “home” since 1989. She currently resides and works in Behchoko, and has lived and worked in a variety of different communities including Fort Resolution, Yellowknife, and Hay River.

Rita is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Government of the Northwest Territories' Department of Education, Culture, and Employment (ECE). A respected community member, Rita has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tłįcho Community Services Agency (TCSA), the Director of Early Childhood and K-12 School Services for ECE, and was the principal of Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional High School (CJBS) in Behchoko for 13 years.

Rita was appointed to the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board on September 5, 2008. Along with being the Federal-appointed board member of the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board, Rita is also an elected Councillor of the Community Government of Behchoko and, since 2006, she has contributed to the educational mandate of the NWT Human Rights Commission as a NWT Human Rights Commission Member.

Nazim Awan

Nazim Awan is Chair, Islamic Centre of Yellowknife. He is also an Economic Development Advisor with the Government of Canada.