Divide and Conquer: Federal Indian Policies (Community Classroom) with Director of Policy & Research for the Algonquin Nation Secretariat, Peter Di Gangi

2016 06 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Divide and Conquer: Federal Indian Policies (Community Classroom) with Director of Policy & Research for the Algonquin Nation Secretariat, Peter Di Gangi

Following up our successful lecture at our Community Classroom on the History of Ottawa River Watershed with Senior Researcher at Algonquin Nations Secretariat, Peter Di Gangi, we would like to invite you all to our next discussion with Peter on the development of Federal Indian Policies. Reflecting on Peter's previous lectures, we felt a need to shine lights on an important player: Government Policy that has contributed to the complexity of politics that involve Indigenous peoples, esp. Algonquins whose land Ottawa is sitting on. 

The goal of the federal indian policy has not changed since its inception: Assimilation and Termination, in despite of its evolution and consistent encounter with resistance from Indigenous peoples. 

At this community classroom, Peter Di Gangi will provide us a lecture on the history of Indian Policy development followed by a discussion of a particular cases: Ontario Algonquin Land Claim within the context of Algonquin Nations Secretariat, and Q&A.

7 PM
Wednesday, April 6 2016
Octopus Books Centretown (@25One Community)
251 Bank St. 2nd floor

Fee: $10

If you are interested in attending this community classroom, we kindly ask you must register with us and complete the payment BEFORE Tuesday, April 5. The minimum number of attendees required is 15 in order for us to cover our costs of preparing and delivering this lecture. Your payment of $10 reserves a spot for you and is non refundable. We appreciate your cooperation!

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ABOUT THE LECTURER:

Peter Di Gangi graduated from Trent University in 1980 with Honours BA in Native Studies/Anthropology. He began working on land claims research in 1980 for the Union of Ontario Indians. Since then, he has continued to work in the research field – land rights and policy. This included 5 years at the Assembly of First Nations as Director of the Centre for Treaty Advocacy and extensive work for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in the area of Treaties and Lands. He has also worked for the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the Native Womens Association of Canada, and a variety of individual First nations and Tribal Councils. He is currently Director of policy & research for the Algonquin Nation Secretariat.

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