Join David Suzuki as he makes a special stop at the University of Manitoba on his last national tour – the Blue Dot Tour.
Friday, October 24
The Great Hall, University College
Fort Garry Campus
These are free events and attendance is open to the University of Manitoba community.
All events have rush seating available on a first come, first seated basis.
Sacred Pipe and Water Ceremonies and Blanket Ceremony – led by Elder David Courchene Jr.
9:00 am to 10:15 am
David Suzuki will be honoured by the Indigenous community for his leadership in protecting the sacred land and for being a strong voice and advocate for Aboriginal and Treaty rights.
Sharing Dialogue on Treaties
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join in a conversation about the Treaties and why honouring them will build a better future for all of us. Led by Ovide Mercredi, Senior Advisor to the President and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. With participation from: David Suzuki, Elder David Courchene Jr., Elder Charlie Nelson, Treaty Commissioner James Wilson, and community leaders.
Indigenous Environmental Stewardship and Treaty Rights in the 21st Century – A Manitoba Perspective
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Doors open at 12:30 pm
Join us for a dynamic panel discussion with: David Suzuki, David Barnard – President and Vice-Chancellor, Elder David Courchene Jr., Aimée Craft – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, David R. Boyd – Environmental lawyer, professor, author and expert on human rights and environmental protection. Moderated by Ovide Mercredi.