Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Pit, Castlegar Campus
Decolonization, Reconciliation & New Directions
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
12 pm - 1 pm
Arthur Manuel was four times elected chief of his Neskonlith Indian Band (1995 - 2003) and three times elected chair of the Sushwap Nation Tribal Council (1197 - 2003). He also served as a spokesperson of the Interior Alliance of BC Indigenous Nations and he co-chaired the Assembly of First Nations Delgamuukw Implementation Strategic Committee of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and he is currently co-chair of the Forum’s North American Caucus. Since 2003, he has served as spokesperson for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade Organization and one by the North American Free Trade Agreement showing how Canada’s failure to recognize and compensate Aboriginal people for the lumber taken off their traditional lands was a form of subsidy to the lumber industry. Arthur Manuel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Seventh Generation Fund for the founders of the Defenders of the land.
For more information contact Mary Ann Morris.