Critical Conversations: Indigenous Rights

Danielle Morrison, Lynn Lavallée, Jeffrey Ansloos and Duncan McCue

Critical Conversations: Indigenous Rights

Danielle Morrison, Lynn Lavallée, Jeffrey Ansloos and Duncan McCue

7:30pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

60 mins

Authors in candid, live conversation reflect on the topics that matter most during this unprecedented time. In this presentation, participants will explore contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada from a historical and critical perspective, highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations and rights violations.

Featuring Panelists: Danielle Morrison, Lynn Lavallée and Jeffrey Ansloos

Moderator: Duncan McCue

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Authors in candid, live conversation reflect on the topics that matter most during this unprecedented time. In this presentation, participants will explore contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada from a historical and critical perspective, highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations and rights violations.

Featuring Panelists: Danielle Morrison, Lynn Lavallée and Jeffrey Ansloos

Moderator: Duncan McCue

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

Featured Authors

Danielle H. Morrison, a proud Treaty 3 member of the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing, practices in the areas of Indigenous law, Child Protection and Litigation. She received her call in July 2020. Prior to law school, Danielle developed a long-standing career in program delivery, policy review and advocacy with various Indigenous-led movements and non-profit organizations at both the grassroots and national levels, including the National Association of Friendship Centres and the Assembly of First Nations. In that time, Danielle spent two years assisting Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools system as an outreach worker and form-filler for claims in the Independent Assessment Process.

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Lynn Lavallée is Anishinaabe registered with the Metis Nation of Ontario. She explicitly positions herself in the academy, identifying her family and ancestry because of the cultural fraud that is emerging given opportunities being afforded to people who self-identify as Indigenous. Lynn's maternal ancestry includes the last names of Godon, McIvor, Swain, Lillie, Larocque, Labelle, Lafond and Courchesne from the Red River and Anishinaabe territories of Swan Lake, Maniwaki, Timmins and Sudbury. Her paternal relations include the last names Lavallee, Gauthier, Pepin, Richard, Taylor, McKaye and Champagne from the Metis and Anishinaabe territories of Temiscaming, Mattawa, Sudbury and Algoma.  Lynn completed a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Psychology, Master of Science in Community Health and Doctorate in Social Work. She has worked as an assistant professor at Ryerson Universitychair of the Research Ethics Board, associate director and acting director of the School of Social Work, senator and was University of Manitoba's first vice provost of Indigenous engagementShe currently holds the position of strategic lead, Indigenous resurgence in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University. Her research expertise lies in the area of Indigenous research ethics, Indigenous research methodology, and Indigenous health and well-being. Lynn achieved full professor status in 2019. 

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Jeffrey Ansloos is an educator and psychologist. Ansloos is Nêhiyaw (Cree) and English and is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation (Ochekwi-Sipi; Treaty 5). His family was deeply affected by the Indian Residential Schools System and 1960s Scoop, experiences that have pushed him to pursue an education in psychology and education. As a psychologist he works with Indigenous children, youth, and families and he often supports children with various issues such as PTSD, ADHD and FASD, working to support them in ways that integrate Indigenous culture. He is currently the Assistant Professor in Indigenous Education at the University of Toronto and lives in Toronto.

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Duncan McCue, an award-winning journalist, is the host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup. McCue was a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years. Now based in Toronto, his news and current affairs pieces continue to be featured on CBC's flagship news show, The National. He is currently producing a podcast on Indian residential school history. He was part of a CBC Aboriginal investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism. In 2017, he was presented with an Indspire Award for Public Service.

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7:30pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

60 mins

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